How to do accessible, inclusive onboarding and induction

Applying technology to support inclusive onboarding in your organisation

Why you should attend

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the dos and don’ts of inclusive onboarding. 
  • Understand the unintentional barriers we can create that impact on successful onboarding of diverse teams.
  • Zone in on areas for improvement in your own processes.
  • Harness the power of technology in supporting inclusive onboarding.
  • Implement immediate changes to help your onboarding processes cater to the widest audience. 

Who is this training for?

Diversity and inclusion leaders, HR Directors, Hiring managers, and line managers.

Level of training: Suitable for experienced leaders in HR, diversity and inclusion and people management professionals, and also for those who are newer to this area.

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Length of course: 2 hours.

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Attendees of the live training will receive a recording of the course. If you are not attending the live training you can buy an existing recording of the course on demand:

You may also be interested in our How to develop accessible, inclusive recruitment and onboarding training course and our workplace services.

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Course Overview

This course is part of a series in which AbilityNet’s workplace inclusion experts discuss the importance of embedding inclusivity at every stage of the employee journey. This course focuses on onboarding and inducting new hires. 

If the recruitment process is the first impression filled with promise, onboarding and induction should be a honeymoon time where your organisation and your new employee get to know one another properly. However, according to a Gallup survey, only 12% of employees think their company did a good job at onboarding. There is much that can go awry if this process is not planned and designed with inclusivity in mind, and everything to gain by getting it right - with Glassdoor reporting that a strong onboarding process can improve new hire retention by 82% and productivity by over 70%. 

AbilityNet’s workplace inclusion experts will discuss the importance of embedding inclusivity at every stage of the onboarding process. The course is interactive and practical and involves real life case studies and employee feedback to help articulate the benefits and how technology can be used to help achieve this. Attendees will use AbilityNet’s employee inclusion journey GAP analysis to help identify gaps in their own process and understand tech powered solutions that can help. 

This course will look at: 

All the stages of onboarding from welcome, to workstation set up and tools, training process, team introduction and embedding and communicating both the big picture and the lowdown on any ‘need to know’ unwritten rules and cultural expectations.

"Really brilliant session. Made me rethink my practice and go away buzzing with ideas."
"Many thanks, really useful session"

Meet your trainers 

Adam Tweed

Adam Tweed

Adam is a Senior Workplace and Education Consultant at AbilityNet. Adam has a BA in Film Studies, a BSc in Psychology and a career in IT in both the commercial and education sectors as well as also working as an assistant psychologist. A self-described jack-of-all-trades, Adam is a lover of all things tech and fascinated by design and how it dictates how well (or badly) people engage with technology. He believes that technology should be intuitive and that "if you can break it, it's been designed badly.

Teresa Loftus, smiling at camera in bright room

Teresa Loftus

Teresa Loftus is an Assessment Team Manager, AbilityNet Assessment Services.  She has worked for AbilityNet since 2012 delivering workplace assessments and disabled student assessments. 
Teresa has a background in Assistive Technology (AT) training and support to students with a visual impairment in mainstream schools and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Ergonomics. She is National Association of Disability Practitioner (NADP) Accredited, has 20 years of AT experience and continuous professional development that supports a belief in Equality for all at work, home and in education. Teresa recognises that Assistive Technologies is forever evolving and improving so stays abreast of these through regular training events and research.
In her spare time, Teresa enjoys walking through glorious Gloucestershire and eating ice cream!  

Class size: We limit the number of people on our training courses to ensure all attendees can engage with the presenter, ask questions and have an informative experience.

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Date and time

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You may be interested in our How to do inclusive recruitment and onboarding training course taking place on 
Thursday 28 March 2024
13:00 to 15:00 GMT



Online via Zoom


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  • Advanced sharing of slides if required
  • Captioned recording with transcript

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