Welcome to our first episode for 2023. To kick off our podcasting year, Anthea Piening, the Capability and Change business leader for the sales team at Lion Australia shares a story about changes to onboarding at Lion Australia. She discusses how onboarding has been redesigned from a two-day event to a blended 12-week program. She discusses the key drivers and how the shift also reflects a move into digital learning with a mix of self-directed, leader-led and virtual activities – as well as higher value use of two days of face-to-face activities. An important insight from the program pilot was the need to support new team starters to build connection to others through onboarding activities.