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Onboarding and Orientation

Author: DanaLynn T. Colao, Saiber LLC


  • 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 Overview.
  • 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 Create an Onboarding Program.
  • Employers should have an orientation checklist of all the tasks that must be completed for each new employee. See Orientation.
  • An effective onboarding program continues beyond the initial weeks or months to provide new employees with coaching and support, as well as take other steps to boost employees' engagement. See After the First Day.