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 importance of a good onboarding process in the workplace. Now, one may ask : Why onboarding matters? Let’s dive in!