Employee onboarding is widely known as the process of familiarising a new employee with the organisation’s processes, policies, the employee’s role, their direct reports and the organisation’s culture. It also involves creating an environment in which the employee is made to feel comfortable to interact freely with their colleagues and establish social relationships in the workplace. This process should be consistent across all departments and locations, regardless of their role.
The success of employee onboarding depends on the efficiency and consistency of the onboarding process. The quicker employees are empowered to do their jobs, the faster they are likely to become valuable, contributing members of the organisation.