Onboarding is the term used to describe the process of bringing a new staff member on board at a new place of work.
This process involves completing all of the necessary documentation and steps involved in preparing the employee to commence work, as well as ensuring that they assimilate well into the company on the first day and beyond. Examples of onboarding documentation include a Letter of Offer, a Tax File Declaration Form and an Employee Superannuation Form.
Unlike recruiting, which is concerned with finding the right candidate for a job vacancy, onboarding takes place after the candidate has been successfully secured.
Onboarding responsibilities lie with the employer and as such, the process can be a chance for them to create a great first impression of their company for the new staff member.