Onboarding refers to the process through which new employees acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become effective members of their new organization.

Onboarding refers to the process through which new employees acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become effective members of their new organization. Tactics used in this process include formal meetings, lectures, videos, printed materials, or computer-based orientations to introduce newcomers to their new jobs and organizations.

The ultimate goal of the process is to quickly integrate new employees to their role and the company, making them more productive in less time and increasing the opportunity for employee retention.