On-boarding (also known as employee orientation) is the process of successfully integrating new employees into the organization. Effective on-boarding sets the tone for new employees.
On-boarding helps to foster a positive first impression and increases the likelihood that employees will buy into the corporate culture and assimilate into the position. Properly executing the orientation process can greatly increase the new employee’s satisfaction and success, which bodes well for retention.
On-boarding requires upfront planning and coordination to ensure that you’ve covered all areas. Depending on the size of your organization, the process may take a few hours or a few days, and should involve the participation of one or more stakeholders.
Whenever possible, ensure that everything the employee requires to do the job is prepared for their arrival, including:
Upon commencement of employment, make sure to cover the following topics: