Onboard employees with Power Automate

I was trying to make something simple and fun. Thinking about HR challenges is something natural for me, that’s why I dived into the templates available in Power Automate and found something super simple but quite good. Sometimes simple is better.

One of the most critical moments when starting a new relationship with your employee is to make them feel welcome and comfortable. With easy solutions, we can sort out this problem. Keep reading for more.

First of all, I went into make.powerautomate.com > Templates. My favorite tab from templates is Remote work, but if you dive into it, you’ll find many options.

I selected the Welcome new team members template. As you may know, a template indicates that everything is already created, you just need to adapt it to yourself. Below you’ll find a picture of defaulted values.

I wanted to add color and a personalized message. You’ll find that I made a dirty trick with the City. I didn´t have any option available in the Office Admin center to add a superpower, that’s why I used City as a superpower. I know is not clean and I apologize.

You can either create a new user in Microsoft 365 admin center or if you already have the user identified it’s easier, just go ahead and add it to Microsoft Teams.

After the user is added to Microsoft Teams, you can run the Power Automate and let the magic happen. I’m more than happy with the result.

Would you use this for your company?

About the Author

Meet Ana Inés Urrutia de Souza, a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with a reputation as a worldwide reference in Dynamics 365 Human Resources, Employee Experience, and Power Platform. She is a recognized leader in the field of Human Resources and has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share. With her deep understanding of Microsoft technologies, Ana has become an expert in the implementation and use of Dynamics 365 and Power Platform for Human Resources.

She is a sought-after speaker at conferences and events and frequently provides training and guidance to other professionals in the field. In addition to her technical expertise, Ana is also a mentor and community leader. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience to help others succeed and is committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive community in the HR and technology sectors.

With her combination of technical acumen and leadership skills, Ana has established herself as a true authority in the field of Human Resources and Dynamics 365 and continues to push the boundaries of what is possible within this field.


Urrutia, A. I., 2022, Onboard employees with Power Automate, Available at: Onboard employees with Power Automate (anainesurrutia.com) [Accessed on 11 January 2023]

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