ON-BOARDING IS THE PROCESS of bringing a new-hire up to speed as an employee of your organization. There is no one right way to do this. Large organizations tend to have formal structures for on-boarding, such as an orientation training class, while small organizations tend to be less formal and may limit on-boarding to walking the new hire around to meet everyone in the office. The expectation is that all that needs to be learned will be learned on the job, rather than in a classroom. This chapter focuses on:
• The connection between on-boarding and retention
• On-boarding needs of veterans
• Eight great tips for on-boarding ...