On-boarding.... Why is it important to me?

What's this thing called on-boarding? Why is it important to me?

Those are very good questions. Remember company orientation training? This was generally where new employees were presented with key information on company policies and procedures. Experienced employees often were responsible for "showing new employees the ropes" and teaching job skills based on their own experiences - good and bad. On-boarding is orientation training on steroids! It is much more than the stereotypical orientation.

Should on-boarding be important to you? Absolutely! Studies show that using an effective on-boarding system can improve employee job performance and can help increase retention rates, thus reducing turnover costs. One of the most subjective aspects of the on-boarding process is identifying and tracking employee knowledge to better understand and provide key information, experiences and tools during their on-boarding experience and beyond.

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