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Onboarding vs. Joining — What's the Difference?

Onboarding vs. Joining — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Onboarding and Joining

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Onboarding

Onboarding, also known as organizational socialization, is management jargon first created in the 1970s that refers to the mechanism through which new employees acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors in order to become effective organizational members and insiders. In the United States, for example, up to 25% of workers are organizational newcomers engaged in an onboarding process.Tactics used in this process include formal meetings, lectures, videos, printed materials, or computer-based orientations that outline the operations and culture of the organization that the employee is entering into.

Joining

To put or bring together so as to make continuous or form a unit
Join two boards with nails.
Joined hands in a circle.

Onboarding

(business) The process of bringing a new employee on board, incorporating training and orientation.

Joining

To put or bring into close association or relationship
Two families that were joined by marriage.
Join forces.

Joining

To connect (points), as with a straight line.
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Joining

To meet and merge with
Where the creek joins the river.

Joining

To become a part or member of
Joined the photography club.

Joining

To come into the company of
Joined the group in the waiting room.

Joining

To participate with in an act or activity
The committee joins me in welcoming you.

Joining

To adjoin
Where the garage joins the house.

Joining

To engage in; enter into
Opposing armies joined battle on the plain.

Joining

To come together so as to form a connection
Where the two bones join.

Joining

To act together; form an alliance
The two factions joined to oppose the measure.

Joining

To become a member of a group.

Joining

To take part; participate
Joined in the search.

Joining

A joint; a junction.

Joining

Present participle of join

Joining

The act or result of joining; a joint or juncture.

Joining

The act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication);
The joining of hands around the table
There was a connection via the internet

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