Link & Learn – Remote Onboarding Webinar

Remote Onboarding

Discover our experts’ insights into remote onboarding best practices.

Event Schedule

12:30 Welcome to our Link & Learn Remote Onboarding webinar

12:35 Janet Benson will discuss Learnovate’s research into onboarding best practices and how to facilitate these practices in the online environment.

13:05 Richard Harte will bring us through some of the tools and technologies reviewed as part of Learnovate’s State of the Market (SoTM) research.

13:30 Engage and pose questions to our panel which includes Janet Benson from Learnovate, Neha Baj from Aurion Learning and Maire Hunt from Digital Skillnet and chaired by Linda Waters

13:50 Pop in to one of our three Roundtable discussions about remote onboarding (rooms open until 2:10pm)

13:50 Pop in and have a chat about Learnovate membership, research and funding (room open until 2:10pm)

How to join our Remote Onboarding webinar

To join, Register Now.

We look forward to welcoming you to our first session this year in the Learnovate Link & Learn Professional Series 2021.

During this inaugural event we will be discussing the very topical subject of Remote Onboarding. Onboarding is defined as “the process of helping new hires adjust to social and performance aspects of their new jobs quickly and smoothly” (Bauer, 2010).

Research has highlighted some startling statistics in relation to new hire retention:

  • On average 17% of new hires leave an organisation during the first three months of employment
  • Half of all hourly workers leave new jobs within the first 120 days
  • Half of all senior outside hires fail within 18 months in a new position

Recruitment at all levels is a costly exercise and therefore a robust onboarding structure is of benefit to all organisations, in both the face-to-face and the online environment in which most of us are currently operating.

Focusing on best practices in relation to onboarding, Learnovate’s research seeks to identify the key elements of an effective and engaging onboarding experience from both the perspectives of the organisation and the new employee. Our experts will present the key findings from their recent research in this area and will discuss how companies are currently onboarding employees online, highlighting what we can learn from these practices.


We are delighted to bring you two expert speakers and thought leaders in remote onboarding as well as a panel discussion with industry experts, chaired by our host Linda Waters, where you can comment as well as ask questions.

Janet Benson | Learnovate

Janet works to help organisations apply best practices in relation to learning theory and learning design. Janet is also a member of Learnovate’s Innovation Services Team helping clients identify the learning problems they need to solve as well as recommending best practices in this regard. Janet holds an MSc in Digital Education from the University of Edinburgh and a BSc in Science from UCD. Janet has 15+ years of industry experience in a variety of roles within Learning & Development in Abbott, The Coca-Cola Company and Lionbridge Technologies.

Richard Harte | Learnovate

Richard is a UX/UI Specialist. He holds a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Maynooth University and a PhD from NUI Galway, where he studied older adults’ user experience with wearable medical devices. Richard has worked on several large EU healthcare projects in areas such as gait analysis, fall detection, patient monitoring, data visualisation and medical UI design. His skill set includes user-centered design, user testing, ethnography, UI design, risk management and his interests are all things user experience.

Linda Waters | Learnovate

Our host Linda brings over 20 years’ experience in sales strategy, business development and strategic partnerships to her role as Senior Business Development Manager. Linda’s primary drivers revolve around the ability to support customers, recognise efficient process orientation and effectively resolve issues and obstacles for clients. She is responsible for contributing to the Centre’s growth strategy, overseeing business partnerships and increasing offerings to existing and new clients.


Neha Baj | Aurion Learning

Neha Baj is a highly skilled educationalist who brings over 15 years’ experience in learning design. As Learning Design Manager at Aurion Learning, Neha leverages her insights into learning theory and curriculum design to develop engaging, effective learning experiences. Formerly the Content Development Lead for Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare programme, Neha holds a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering and an M. Ed in Information and Communication Technology.

Maire Hunt | Technology Ireland Digital Skillnet

Maire Hunt is Network Director of the Technology Ireland Digital Skillnet, a national
enterprise initiative to support digital leadership and skills. Maire was founding CEO of Skillnet Ireland and previously led an international management development
network for SME’s. Maire has been a consultant to sector organisations and companies on talent development and sectoral development policy working in the UK, US and Ireland. She holds an MBA from Trinity College Dublin and a B.Arch. from University College Dublin. Currently her main areas of work are SME digital acceleration, the digital workplace, innovation and digital transformation leadership.

Date, Duration & How to Join

Date: 25th February 2021
Duration: 12:30pm to 2pm

Add to Calendar: Please register using the link below and create your profile. You will receive email reminders and a link to access the webinar in advance of the event. On the day of the event, you can click on the link in your email to login to the Hopin platform.

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Learnovate is a global research and innovation centre in learning technologies. An industry-led technology centre funded by Enterprise Ireland, Learnovate provides thought leadership to the world’s learning and development community on the innovative use of learning technology for maximum organisation success. Global experts in learning technology, Learnovate help companies transform employee, student and customer learning experiences.

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