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Onboarding and Orientation: Federal

Author: DanaLynn T. Colao, Saiber LLC


  • After finding the right person for a position, employers must take appropriate steps to ensure the individual has a long future with the organization. Establishing a procedure for onboarding new employees will prepare them to succeed and motivate them to work hard. See Retention Is the Goal.
  • The onboarding and orientation process educates new hires about the business, their position and their role in the overall structure of the organization. The long term success of new employees is contingent upon a smooth transition into their new role. See Best Practices When Onboarding a New Employee.
  • Employers should have an orientation checklist of all the tasks that must be completed for each new employee.