Social Tools Can Improve Employee Onboarding

August 5, 2013 | HBR
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Remember for just a moment the first few weeks in your job. Chances are it took you a while to get in the swing of things and to get fully comfortable and productive. Thinking even further back, once you accepted the job and before you showed up for your first day, how much communication was there between you and people in your new company? Was the company organized — did processes flow smoothly on your first day and then your first week? Did you already have a sense that you were going to make fast friends with people at work?