Onboarding, also known as organizational socialization, is more than the new hire orientation. It refers to the mechanism through which new employees acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become effective organizational members and insiders.
Research has demonstrated that these socialization techniques lead to positive outcomes for new employees such as higher job satisfaction, better job performance, greater organizational commitment, and reduction in stress or intent to quit.
During the onboarding period:
- Provide realistic expectation of job during hiring process
- Provide employee with written objectives and responsibilities
- Communicate performance expectations
- Review and introduce them to staff and department culture
- Conduct one-on-one meetings and provide regular feedback
- Provide necessary training and knowledge
Contact your department’s Human Resources Recruitment and Classification Analyst regarding any question related to onboarding and new hire orientation as all full-time and part-time employees are required to attend the County’s New Employee Orientation (NEO) as soon as possible following hire.
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