HR Glossary


Onboarding is the process of incorporating a new employee into an organization and familiarizing them with the company culture and colleagues


Onboarding refers to the process of welcoming new employees into an organization and providing them with support and resources to get familiarized with the company’s workplace environment, culture, and visions. This process is inevitable as it helps employees to settle down before they take up the responsibilities associated with their roles. The basic processes involved in onboarding include consistent engagement during pre-onboarding, brand communication, first-week activity planning, introducing to colleagues in the department, and providing necessary support to get them used to the routines and practices of the organization. 

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Onboarding is not just an event to welcome new employees but also involves several procedures that allow new hires to assume the new role efficiently. Once they have been introduced to the company’s culture, employees would be suggested to partake in onboarding programs, which usually offer technical/soft skill training to help them understand their new roles and responsibilities so that they can perform their duties with ease. During onboarding, employees are informed of the company protocols and expectations to eliminate the need for frequent clarifications in the future. This event also presents an opportunity for employees to build relationships with colleagues, managers, and stakeholders and develop a sense of belonging. Any questions or concerns they may have regarding their role, or the company, will be efficiently addressed during this stage.

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