Employee onboarding is the getting-to-know-you period for a new worker and his or her employer. And it's as much about the employee getting to know the
employer as it is about the employee learning how to do a job!
Bare-bones employee onboarding offers little more than training on immediate job tasks. During strong employee onboarding, however, an employer may cover benefits, the firm's fiscal health, and department organization, along with giving the new employee a big dose of culture and values. It's an opportunity to give new hires "the big picture" of what a company is all about, and onboarding helps new employees figure out where they fit into that big picture.