Getting Started: What Is Onboarding?


In This Chapter

•  Defining onboarding

•  Clarifying the differences between orientation and onboarding

•  Importance of onboarding

•  Stakeholders of onboarding

Talent development professionals sometimes tell us that new employees complain about not getting the resources they need to succeed or that their expectations did not match the reality of the organization. Others have said that new employees left their organizations because they were confused about what they needed to do. We also hear complaints from managers about new employees not being the right fit or not being capable enough for the challenge that they were expected to meet. What went wrong? These employees probably never went through the ...

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