According to the Society for Human Resources Development (SHRM), employee onboarding (also known as organizational socialization) is the “process of helping new hires adjust to social and performance aspects of their new jobs quickly and smoothly, and learn the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and behaviors required to function effectively within an organization.”

In short, employee onboarding is the processes that help you ensure that your new hires get started on the right foot. These processes can be broken down into two categories:

Formal onboarding encompasses the organized tasks and procedures that help a new employee adjust to his or her new position. Under formal onboarding, new hires are often segregated from existing employees to experience coordinated activities for orientation, in-classroom training, and socialization.

Informal onboarding is the ad hoc and semi-organized activities by which a new employee learns about his or her new job. Informal onboarding can include job shadowing and impromptu one-on-one coaching or meetings with management and new colleagues, as well as the details of getting started at a company, such as receiving badges and equipment.

Whether your organization chooses formal onboarding, informal onboarding, or a mix of both, getting new hires up to speed can be a tough task.

Contact TRS Craft to see how our stringent process are designed to quickly onboard the talent recruited and deliver productivity in less time and at a reasonable cost.

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