How to do accessible, inclusive onboarding and induction

Applying technology to support inclusive onboarding in your organisation

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  • 13:00 - 15:00 BST
  • Thursday 18 August 2022

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What will be covered

This course is part of a series in which AbilityNet’s workplace inclusion experts discuss the importance of embedding inclusivity at every stage of 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.

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.

Important information 

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

What to bring: You will need a good internet connection, access to a laptop or desktop computer and to be able to open/use the Zoom platform without restrictions on your device

Location: : Online - this course is delivered via the Zoom platform


  • The course will be delivered with live captions
  • We can share slides in advance if required
  • A captioned recording with transcript will be shared with attendees after the live event

Why train with us?

97% of attendees rated our webinars and training ‘Excellent' or ’Good’ in 2019

Attendees will receive a link to the recording of the training to watch back at your leisure after the event. (And you’ll always have access to the latest advice as we will update the content on the link when the training is repeated in the future.)

What our previous attendees said about this course

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

Meet our trainers

Adam Tweed, smiling at camera

Adam Tweed

Adam is AbilityNet's Innovation Consultant – Education & Workplace. With a BA in Film Studies, a BSc in Psychology and a career in IT in both the commercial and education sectors, Adam is a self-described jack-of-all-trades. The move to AbilityNet, initially as a DSA and Workplace Needs Assessor, combined both his passion for people and for technology and the intersection of the two. He is a lover of all things tech and the idea of technology as an experience; a seamless enhancement to ways of living and working that enables convenience, independence and a better quality of life. He firmly believes "if you can break it; it's been designed badly" and that “the best tech is the stuff you shouldn't need to think about.”

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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!