It’s your first day in your new job. Nobody told you where to park. You have been asked to show up at the office at 8 a.m., but when you get there no one is around to greet you, and the receptionist doesn’t know who you are. A few minutes later, the human resources manager arrives, apologizes for being late and shows you a door, the one leading to your new office. He tells you to make yourself comfortable because “you’ll have a lot of reading to do!”… Indeed, all day long, you stay in your office and review the documents he has brought you. The result? You go home disappointed and a little discouraged, wondering if you made the right choice by taking this job.
Of course no employer would want to leave a negative impression on a new employee after his or her first day. Nevertheless, the reality is that many managers are not aware of the benefits of creating an effective onboarding process in the workplace. Now, one may ask : Why does onboarding matter? Let’s dive in!