Anyone who’s ever onboarded a new employee knows that it’s a careful push-and-pull between new employee and established employer. As a new recruit, the individual you’re onboarding wants to learn everything she can about her new job. As an employer, it’s your job to give your new employee the information she needs to get started and be effective right away.
Unfortunately, sometimes it can be a case of too much of a good thing. Dump too much information on a new recruit, and she could feel overloaded and stressed before sitting down at her new desk. Effective onboarding isn’t about throwing as much information at a new employee as possible, but personalizing the approach to her role and revealing the layers of the company little by little.