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Onboarding to improve library retention and productivity

Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis (Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA)

The Bottom Line

ISSN: 0888-045X

Article publication date: 25 November 2014

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this column is to examine the onboarding process and its importance for new hires. A well-designed and coordinated onboarding process assimilates new employees into the organization and equips them with the tools and resources needed for professional and personal success.

Design/methodology/approach

Recognizing the importance of prudent expenditures within tight budgets, decreasing the time and money for new hires can result in reduced duplication of efforts, accelerating the time to productivity and increasing the satisfaction levels and retention potential among new employees.

Findings

The column highlights five steps that a library administrator can take to design and implement an effective onboarding process.

Originality/value

Original opinion piece.

Keywords

Citation

D. Hall-Ellis, S. (2014), "Onboarding to improve library retention and productivity", The Bottom Line, Vol. 27 No. 4, pp. 138-141. https://doi.org/10.1108/BL-10-2014-0026

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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