Onboarding is the process of integrating new employees into the workplace and providing the knowledge and tools for them to achieve success early in their new jobs. An onboarding program is a comprehensive way to get new hires fully immersed.
Onboarding is the bridge between selection and productivity, encompassing activities from pre-arrival through the end of the first year. The process includes logistics, of course, but — more importantly — it involves showing your new team member the big picture to expedite broad understanding of high-level strategies, current projects, company culture and shared mission. It also jumpstarts familiarity with the people with whom they will interact.
"Show your new team member the big picture."