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Onboarding: How to Get Your New Employees Up to Speed in Half the Time by Mary Vonnegut, George Bradt

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GLOSSARY
As much as possible, we tried to avoid jargon or consultantspeak. When we felt compelled to use words with special meanings in the context of onboarding, we included them here.
 
Accelerate: Help new employees and their teams be more productive faster.
Accommodate: Give new team members the tools they need to do work.
Acquire: In this case, identifying, recruiting, selecting, and getting people to agree to joining the team—one of the early steps in a total onboarding program.
Alignment: Getting everyone going in the same direction, positioned relative to each other so that together they achieve the desired results.
Assimilate: Help new employees join with others so that they can work together.
Blog: A Web log, online compilation of thoughts, stories, comments, and so on.
Brokers: A person acting as an agent for someone else or an intermediary.
Buddy: Someone looking out for someone else—particularly useful in assimilating a new employee.
Coach: Someone to teach, train, and guide a new employee (or anyone else).
Cohort: Group of people with something in common (like starting new jobs at the same time).
Connectors: People who connect others to helpful people or resources.
EASE: Encourage, Align, Solve, and End.
Employment brand: How your organization is perceived by current, future, and past employees.
Engagement: Being actively involved in something. (In this case, caring about your job and organization.)
Flipping: An online-research tactic that allows recruiters to pinpoint ...

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