Orientation versus Onboarding



  • A one day event
  • Includes acknowledgement of the Employee Handbook, Right to Know and Ethics compliance
  • Focus on the university’s structure, mission and policies
  • Completion of payroll and benefits
  • Other administrative tasks


  • Systematic process through a series of actions
  • Can last 180 days
  • Fosters a feeling of belonging
  • Creates employee engagement and promotes better understanding of culture, mission and strategic plan
  • Improves productivity faster