Chapter 4

Preparing Talent Through Onboarding

Alex D. Tremble Jr. and Cheryl A. Abram


Onboarding is the 90-day to one-year process of orienting and integrating new hires and internal promotions so that they can deliver results as efficiently, effectively, and energetically as possible. Every organization has an onboarding process, whether it is strategic, formal, and deliberate—or unplanned, informal, and unintentional. Both styles influence how soon, and to what extent, the new hire or internal promotion will add value to the organization. As discussed by RHR International Executive Research (2010), the two onboarding scenarios for internal ...

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