What is employee onboarding?
Employee onboarding is the process that ensures a new hire acquires the information, knowledge, tools, and resources they need to integrate successfully into an organization. New employees need specific information about their day-to-day role, including performance expectations and the breadth of resources at their disposal. They also need to understand the culture of the organization, the leadership structure, and the relationships they should develop within the company.
Many companies confuse employee orientation with onboarding, but they are not the same. Employee orientation generally covers administrative processes and employee programs, which only makes up a part of the total onboarding experience.