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1. Explain what is meant by employee onboarding.
2. Research a company for which you work or have worked for in the past. What is their onboarding process?
3. What could the company do to improve the process?
4. What does the company do well in the process?

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1.Explain what is meant by employee onboarding

Employee onboarding represents the strategic process wherein companies hiring new employee to the organization must provide information, training, mentoring and coaching throughout the initial transition phase of the orientation process from recently hired employee to permanent employment status. Employee onboarding starts from the time an employee accepts an offer of employment and can last from anywhere from six to twelve months of employment, but some organizations may extend this time frame. Employees' that are newly hired must become adjusted to the social dynamics and performance aspects of their newly acquired jobs quickly and smoothly as well as glean the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and behaviors required to function effectively within the organization, which can be accomplished through successful employee onboarding.

The onboarding process entails different stages beginning with orientation, which enables organizations the ability to collect all relevant Human Resources, Payroll and Benefits forms. During the orientation phase of the onboarding process the company is conveying to the newly hired employee its organizational brand and values, professional culture, institutional expectations and performance and the tools that will assist the employee in successfully assimilating into his or her position within the organization.

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Learning Quest: NEO and On-Boarding

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This utilizes a Learning Quest. You will participate as explorer on a quest to learn about NEO and On-boarding. As an explorer, you will search for information about the practices utilized for NEO and On-boarding programs. You will discover the ways these programs can be developed, the barriers involved with effective design and successful implementation, and how to overcome these barriers.

The culmination of your Learning Quest will be an 8-10 pages (including the table of contents and reference page). The assigned readings for this module consist of websites that will inform your understanding of the topic NEO and On-boarding programs. You will supplement these readings by utilizing databases and other search engines. Be sure to search for and utilize a minimum of four journal articles, which present research findings that inform the questions you are exploring.

Students will explore the following questions regarding new hire orientation and on-boarding programs:

How are New Employee Orientation (NEO) and On-boarding defined?
Why should organizations utilize these programs?
What are effective, and ineffective, practices for orienting and socializing new employees? What are the intended outcomes of NEO and On-boarding programs?
What approaches can be used to develop and implement NEO and On-boarding programs?
What are potential barriers to effective design and successful implementation; and how can the barriers be overcome?

The outcome of this assignment will be a paper with four sections:

Exploration Questions
Journal Article Review (Attached)
Conclusions (including your own reflective comments on the topic)

This template should be used when writing your paper: Exploration Paper Template (attached).

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