The term "onboarding" refers to the successful integration of a new employee by the company. This does not only entail making the employee familiar with his or her tasks and responsibilities as quickly as possible, but also the best possible level of integration within the organisation and corporate culture, to create significant long-term added value to the company as a whole. Because of skills shortages and the resulting higher recruitment costs, the importance of onboarding is increasing. Employers are making ever increasing efforts to retain their employees in the long-term. Which means that the first impression an employee has of a company should not be underestimated, because this has a significant effect on their wellbeing, motivation and commitment. The induction of new employees should therefore be planned as well as possible and purposefully implemented. This means companies may need to invest more time and money in induction training in the short-term, but thereby guaranteeing the motivation and competence of the new member of staff in the long-term.
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