IN THIS SUMMARY
In Onboarding, authors George Bradt and Mary Vonnegut provide a how-to guide for establishing a Total Onboarding Program designed to acclimate any employee taking on a new role within an organization. Onboarding refers to the process of acquiring, accommodating, assimilating, and accelerating new team members. The misalignment and disengagement of new employees is usually the result of disconnected experiences and messages within the organization; therefore, companies need to implement a streamlined Total Onboarding Program to set up new employees for success. Planning and communication between employer and employee are essential to a successful Total Onboarding Program, and assimilation of the new employee into the culture of an organization is a hands-on process for both parties.