Onboarding a new employee is a rite of passage. We all go through it several times throughout our career. Personally, I’ve experienced pretty much every onboarding experience across the spectrum. From, “here’s your desk, good luck,” to a very thorough multi-day training. There’s a balance of course, onboarding from the point of view of the new hire is incredibly overwhelming. You’re dropped into a foreign environment and tasked with learning people, process, systems and culture as fast as humanly possible. From the point of view of your organization, there is an incredible opportunity when you’re onboarding a new employee. It’s a time when they are not yet incumbered by the day to day operation of your team.