Still Massive Confusion Between Onboarding and Orientation—According to the ASAE Message Board

October 28th, 2015

We have said it before…and need to keep saying it: “Onboarding is not orientation.”   Just over two years ago we published a series of blog posts on this topic—here’s one in particular—where we distinguish between these two functions:

(An executive says,) “Oh, we do onboarding. We have a full half day of briefings for […]

And On the 120th Day the Company Said, “Let’s Give Our New Employee a Huge Shock”

July 15th, 2015

As we’ve pointed out before, studies show that the first 120 days of the employee lifecycle hold tremendous risk and opportunity–for both the employer and new hire—including:

Lost productivity resulting from the learning curve for new hires and transfers is between 1% – 2.5% of total company revenues.1
New employees are 69% more likely to stay after […]

What Does Employee Onboarding Have to do with Your Organization’s Brand? Everything.

June 22nd, 2015

Your organization’s brand is what you stand for and what you deliver—the value and experience your customers or members perceive. You’ve put a lot of work and thought into your brand and how to “live and breathe it” every day. Branding goes much deeper than having a nice logo and tagline; it is the sum […]

Onboarding:  The Millennial Edition

June 10th, 2015

By Jessica Pritchett, Contributor

A version of this article was originally prepared by TPO for one of its clients, an industry educational foundation.

Onboarding happens in the few months after hiring and extends beyond first-day orientation. Effective onboarding can help your employees be productive sooner, and the more they understand your company’s culture, how to do their […]

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