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Onboarding is a critical process for engaging new hires. First impressions count, and no employee wants to arrive the first day with a pile of paperwork to complete without the necessary tools or equipment. The best onboarding programs enable new hires to begin contributing quickly; they reduce employee turnover and increase retention.
Onboarding serves as a critical step to ensure new employees connect with and eﬀectively contribute to the mission of the agency as quickly as possible. Lack of strategic focus or planning during the onboarding phase can be a barrier to success for the employee's remaining tenure.
Onboarding is more than just planning for the new employee's first day. It encompasses the entire first year. With a successful onboarding program an employee will feel engaged and develop a connection to the organization with a better understanding of the purpose and responsibilities of their role. New employees are able to make immediate contributions through a successful first assignment and acclimation time is significantly reduced
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