Division of Student Affairs

University of Mississippi

Onboarding (Overview)

Onboarding, previously known as “new employee orientation,” is a systematic and comprehensive approach to orienting a new employee. Onboarding conveys the organizational brand and values, explains the culture, aligns institutional expectations and performance, and provides the tools for the employee to be successfully assimilated into his or her position with a quicker ramp-up to productivity. Onboarding includes the “new hire paperwork” process, but is not solely the new hire paperwork process.