"Employees are not set-it-and-forget-it machines," says Cassidy. "The need for input is ongoing. Many inboarding communications tools and channels can be used to continually get the information across. If onboarding is like an inoculation, then inboarding is like booster shots."
"Onboarding is like a first impression -it leads someone to trust a company as a new hire and have great thoughts about them - or not," said IT staffing researcher Rachel Russell, as cited by the news source.
"Here's the thing: Onboarding is like driving a car in a new city - you don't need a map, you need GPS. As an Enablement team, it's our job to make sure our new sales executives don't get lost. So we built an Anaplan App to help new sales people know exactly where they need to be on any given day."
Or rather, it IS orientation wrapped in spastic marketing hype.
"Onboarding is a magic moment when new employees decide to stay engaged or become disengaged." An organization needs to dress up for the new joiner to create a good impression and a welcoming environment.
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