About Onboarding

Onboarding is an orientation process in which new employees acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become effective organizational members and insiders. Research shows that onboarding leads to positive outcomes for new employees such as higher job satisfaction, better job performance, and longevity in their positions.

The Purpose of Onboarding

  • Help employees to quickly learn about the culture of higher education at UNC Asheville
  • Provide necessary policy and safety information
  • Help employees utilize university resources and specific processes
  • Provide a positive, consistent experience for new employees
  • Make employees feel welcome and valued
  • Reduce the time to productivity for new employees
  • Increase employee retention
  • Improve employee engagement
  • Provide consistent information about UNC Asheville
  • Provide relevant information for all employees
  • Understand employee expectations
“Nothing is more exciting and bonding in relationships than creating together.” - Steven Covey

Benefits of Onboarding to New Employees

  • Help employees to quickly learn about the culture of higher education at UNC Asheville
  • Provide necessary policy and safety information
  • Help employees utilize university resources and business-specific processes
  • Provide a positive, consistent experience for new employees
  • Make employees feel welcome and valued
“We may be very busy, we may be very efficient, but we will also be truly effective only when we begin with the end in mind.” - Steven Covey

Benefits of Onboarding for UNC Asheville

  • Improve employee retention
  • Increase time to productivity
  • Increase visibility of new hires
  • Improve customer satisfaction
  • Increase employee’s pride in the department and university
“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.