A lot of people use the words “onboarding” and “orientation” interchangeably, but these are two very different things!
Orientation is usually a session that the employee attends on their first few days in a new role. Onboarding, on the other hand, is the way new hires get adjusted to the social and performance aspects of their jobs while also learning the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and behaviors required to be successful in your company.
The sooner an employee feels confident in their job and place in the corporate culture, the sooner they will be contributing to your bottom line, and the more likely they will stay. An effective onboarding process builds on the excitement and energy new employees feel at the start of their new jobs. Done well, it sets the foundation for an employee’s long-term success.
Watch our free, 30 minute webinar, Five Secrets to Effective Onboarding, to learn the best ways to onboard effectively.