Onboarding vs. Orientation
Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014

Orientation is an event. Onboarding is a process

It is important for every organization to implement a formal onboarding program that is closely aligned to its culture, employment brand, and ongoing business objectives. One of the most common onboarding mistakes is taking a cookie-cutter approach – one size does not fit all.

A well-managed onboarding program begins the moment an offer is extended and ends when the new hire is classified as a fully-functioning employee.

Having a well-organized onboarding program also impacts the company’s bottom line in a positive way as should be part of a company's recruiting strategy.

There are four key differentiators between orientation and onboarding. Let’s take a look at what they are: