11 virtual training ideas for diverse remote teams

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Training is a vital part of professional development and new employee onboarding. It can still take place during the ongoing pandemic thanks to technology. Now, more than ever, businesses are turning to virtual platforms to continue employees’ learning and growing. 

How can you ensure that employees respond to virtual training as well as they would in-person training? What are the different ways to ensure training that resonates with a diverse audience? We asked 11 thought leaders to share their best virtual training ideas for remote teams to help you make the best of your remote workplace.

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10 virtual team building ideas to suit a neurodiverse workforce

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Working remotely has a variety of advantages and disadvantages. For workplace culture, remote work could be a major roadblock in helping employees feel welcome and engaged with their coworkers. Especially for neurodiverse employees who may find social interactions challenging, and particularly difficult to navigate in the online space.

But how do you create an environment for employees to bond when everyone is working from home? And in ways which suit your diverse workforce?

Below, 10 professionals share their team building ideas for boosting employee morale and communication. 
 

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7 remote employee engagement ideas

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As the Texthelp offices sit empty and quiet, missing the warmth and friendliness of our Texthelpers, the virtual world has gained 180 glowing smiles, determined to keep our happy harmony in tune. 

Since working from home, we’ve felt encouragement from one another to stay in touch and engaged. Initiatives set up by our leaders work alongside those set up by our thoughtful colleagues. Very naturally, within a very short space of time, we saw our calendars filling up with small pockets of normality, that would help us to stay calm and connected over the course of time to come. 

To help remote teams around the world, we thought we would share with you what we’re doing at Texthelp, to spark some ideas for employee engagement in your own organisation...
 

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How to onboard remote employees

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We’ve recently had eight new people join the Texthelp team whilst we’ve been working from home, and we’ve another three on the way over the coming weeks. As our HR team works hard to onboard our new colleagues remotely, we thought we would share their experiences with you, to bring you some useful insight. So, we grabbed a virtual chat over some coffee with one of our HR Officers, Andrew McDermott...

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Workplace adjustments in the age of remote working

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Remote working isn’t new. Individuals and organisations have been working remotely and flexibly for years – some more than others – but it’s taken a worldwide emergency like Covid-19 to truly bring it to the forefront, forcing the hand of employers to allow their workforce to work remotely. But it isn’t as simple as just having a device that you can log on to from home or a video conferencing platform like Zoom or Teams: it’s about having the right mindset, policies, processes and adjustments in place to enable and support employees to do their jobs whilst supporting their wellbeing. 
 

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