How to deliver the ultimate virtual onboarding experience

Hosted by Applaud Co-Founders

Ivan Harding | Applaud Co-Founder and CEO Duncan Casemore | Applaud Co-Founder and CTO

With over 30 years’ combined experience in the HR tech industry, Ivan and Duncan have seen how employee experience has evolved and how onboarding is playing an increasing role in shaping this experience.

DateMay 19 2020
Time9am (EST) / 2pm (BST)

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Onboarding is a critical moment in the employee lifecycle. It’s a candidate’s first real impression of their life in your organization.

For as long as there have been offices, onboarding has always been a face-to-face experience. 

Overnight, COVID-19 ended onboarding as we know it.

During this anxious time, your onboarding plan needs to be stronger than ever to attract and retain the best talent.

In this webinar we will help you make virtual onboarding a meaningful transition that gets your new recruits up to speed fast, and feeling like a member of the team.


The webinar covered the following topics:

  • Learn how to build a virtual pre-boarding and onboarding program
  • How to plan for a new joiners first week
  • Ways to foster open communication whilst working remotely 
  • The importance of a successful onboarding experience for your business
  • How to leverage your current HR systems to support a virtual onboarding 
  • Demo of Applaud system onboarding capability

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Why is onboarding so important?


of new hires leave a job within the first 45 days after a bad onboarding experience.



Organizations with a strong onboarding process improve retention by 82%.


of new hires will leave a job after a bad first day.

By embracing virtual onboarding you can make the transition into your company a meaningful experience that leaves your new joiner motivated and equipped to take on their new role.

Getting this crucial part of the employee lifecycle right will demonstrate your organization’s ability to remain employee-centric during trying times and will see you setting up your new joiners on a path to success.