Learn English – Distinction between pre-hire onboarding and post-hire onboarding


Wikipedia talks of onboarding as "the mechanism through which new employees acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become effective organizational members and insiders." And about.com has an article that discusses "Onboarding: Before The Employee Starts".

This is too broad for my usage.

In naming projects for my HR department, how can I logically separate tasks relating to bringing the employee in the door:

  • Get ID badge
  • Get parking pass
  • Process W-4 paperwork
  • Clean out office

and post-first-day organization socialization:

  • Initiate sales training
  • 30-day follow up
  • Introduction to our products
  • Employee shadowing

Best Answer

Consider induction:

the action or process of inducting someone to a position or organization. A formal introduction to a new job or position.

The CO said this year would see a focus on staff inductions, expectations and education, as well as team activities. source