Employee Induction, Orientation and Onboarding. Do they Mean the Same?


 
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Employee Induction, Orientation and Onboarding. Do they Mean the Same?
tom hogglund, Student (Other), Sweden, Member
Hi all, the terms induction, orientation and on boarding are widely used when orientating new employees to the company and to the job. Is there a clear definition (somewhere in theory) of these terms or do they mean the same?...Register
 

 
NEO Terminology
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
I see a difference in the terminology:
- Induction is like the welcoming ceremony
- Orientation is the general introduction to...
 

 
Lost in Translations?
tom hogglund, Student (Other), Sweden, Member
Thanks, the reason I've asked the question was in my mother language we only have one word for orientation/induction/on boarding and we're just adding...
 

 
Understanding what Words Mean
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
Hi Tom, indeed wordings can have different meanings when used by different authors in different languages in different times in different cultures in ...
 

 
Understanding
tom hogglund, Student (Other), Sweden, Member
Hi Editor, thanks for pointing out the contingency theory, it was new to me and personally I found it quite interesting. I am not sure how to react to...
 

 
The Difference
Richard Aghama Okundia, Student (Other), Nigeria, Member
The three words, orientation, induction and onboarding are the three stages involved in getting a new employee familiarised with their new work env...
 

 
The Difference
Lata, Manager, India, Member
Hi Tom, when we use these 3 words what we mean are:
- Employee Induction: presentation & imparting knowledge about the organisation like inceptio...
 

 
What's the Difference
Krishna, Director, India, Member
I am confused between what David and Lata had to say. It seems they recommend totally different definitions. Help!
To me, it looks like Lata is c...
 

 
Meaning of Employee Induction, Orientation and Onboarding
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
@Gopal : The differences are based on the language and definitions used in your own country. I would recommend you ...
 

 
What's the Difference
Krishna, Director, India, Member
That seems to fall in line with Tom and Editor. I guess local language, culture and slangs also play an important role in how a term needs to be inter...
 

 
Little Difference Between These 3 Terms
chakradhar, Manager, India, Member
@Tom : especially when we have to choose between simplicity and complexity, people often choose for complexity. The...
 

 
Employee Induction vs Employee Orientation vs Employee Onboarding
Aejaz Ali, Student (MBA), Pakistan, Member
Induction: program is the process used within many businesses to welcome new employees to the company and prepare them for their new role.
Orient...
 

 
Employee Induction vs Employee Orientation vs Employee Onboarding
David Guild, Consultant, Australia, Member
In my experience with large organizations,
- Employee Induction - is indeed a welcome to the business but is also about 7 hours of detailed infor...
 

 
Employee Induction versus Employee Orientation versus Employee Onboarding
Gil Bangalan, HR Consultant, Qatar, Member
Words do indeed mean different things to various people. I am working in the Middle East and I have been handling the function of "employee on-boardin...
 

 
Induction, Orientation and On-boarding
Ismael Ralph R. Tupaz III, HR Consultant, Philippines, Member
Hi, Tom, I understand how confusing this may seem. Based on experience and practice here:
- Induction is generally referred to as the seri...
 

 
Employee Induction, Orientation and Onboarding, Do they Mean the Same Thing?
FESTUS OMOTARA, HR Consultant, Nigeria, Member
In my view,
- Employee Induction is a kind of a training organized for a new employee to introduce him/her to a particular job or responsibilitie...
 

 
 



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