The process by which an individual determines direction, influences a group, and directs the group toward a specific goal or mission.
Employee onboarding is more of a strategic plan to help new hires understand their day-to-day job responsibilities and work processes through meetings, starter projects and job-specific training, which can help to identify areas for development. This is the time when they can acclimate to the company culture and start to live out the mission, vision and values they were introduced to in orientation. They get to know their team members and manager, and learn who to go to for certain questions and work approvals.
During this time, it’s critical for managers to schedule regular check-ins with new hires so they can connect face to face and have an opportunity to share feedback. It’s also important for team members to build camaraderie through work or casual activities. Of course, encouraging strong connections and maintaining engagement is more challenging in virtual or hybrid work environments