The process of initiating employees into a workplace does more than teach new recruits what they'll be required to do. It helps them learn about the organization and its culture. Onboarding should begin during the interview process by setting expectations and asking situational questions that will give you an idea of how the candidate might react in a given situation. Once hired, make sure keys and business cards are ready, welcome your new team member and ask another employee bring them to lunch. Consider assigning a mentor to optimize the orientation process and foster growth over time.

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