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Publication date: 15 January 2021

Jenny Lynne Semenza, Tania Harden and Regina Koury

The purpose of this paper is to describe survey findings on onboarding initiatives at the Carnegie Doctoral Research Institutions of Higher Education libraries. The…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to describe survey findings on onboarding initiatives at the Carnegie Doctoral Research Institutions of Higher Education libraries. The findings would be helpful to libraries that are at the beginning of their own onboarding initiatives or that wish to compare ongoing efforts.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors conducted a survey of Carnegie Doctoral Research Institutions of Higher Education libraries using Qualtrics, an online survey software. Link to the survey with a short explanation was e-mailed to the 319 identified contacts and 111 responses were received at the end of the survey.

Findings

Survey responses revealed that the most prevalent types of onboarding initiatives are an orientation to campus policies and procedures and meeting with human resources. Half of the respondents introduce new employees to the social/cultural norms of the library informally, with responsibility for onboarding falling on the supervisor. Surprisingly, diversity and inclusion have not been identified as formal components of the onboarding by those who engage in it.

Originality/value

Specific research into the onboarding initiatives of Carnegie Doctoral Research Institutions of Higher Education libraries does not exist.

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Library Management, vol. 42 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Publication date: 20 August 2021

Debora Jeske and Deborah Olson

The onboarding stage of new hires represents a unique opportunity for mutual learning between the new hires and the organisation regardless of the company size. The…

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Purpose

The onboarding stage of new hires represents a unique opportunity for mutual learning between the new hires and the organisation regardless of the company size. The current paper aims to address these learning opportunities.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors reflect on current practice, draw on recent literature and their experience with recruitment and selection processes in the industry to generate new insights and identify opportunities for practitioners and new hires alike.

Findings

Today's new hires expect onboarding experiences that allow for a much greater degree of flexibility, customisation and personalisation. Similarly, many new hires expect hiring, onboarding, and learning and development to be interconnected to generate new learning and career opportunities. However, these expectations require changes in the way in which onboarding is implemented, evaluated and connected to other human resource practices, specifically with the dramatic (and successful) increase in remote work arrangements in 2020 in response to the global impact of the pandemic.

Originality/value

The current paper provides readers with an overview of potential learning opportunities, outlines specific success factors and highlights a variety of pointers for practice and further professional development.

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Journal of Work-Applied Management, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2205-2062

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Publication date: 21 January 2019

Christian Harpelund

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Onboarding: Getting New Hires off to a Flying Start
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-582-5

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Publication date: 21 January 2019

Christian Harpelund

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Onboarding: Getting New Hires off to a Flying Start
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-582-5

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Onboarding: Getting New Hires off to a Flying Start
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-582-5

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Publication date: 21 January 2019

Christian Harpelund

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Onboarding: Getting New Hires off to a Flying Start
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-582-5

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Publication date: 21 January 2019

Christian Harpelund

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Onboarding: Getting New Hires off to a Flying Start
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-582-5

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Publication date: 21 January 2019

Christian Harpelund

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Onboarding: Getting New Hires off to a Flying Start
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-582-5

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Onboarding: Getting New Hires off to a Flying Start
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-582-5

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Onboarding: Getting New Hires off to a Flying Start
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-582-5

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