Extensive research validates that an effective onboarding experience produces engaged, productive employees who are more likely to stay with the organization. So, exactly what makes onboarding effective? Should onboarding focus on connecting employees to the organization’s culture and values? In this session, the co-presenters debate the role and merits of different approaches to increasing employee productivity, engagement, and retention within healthcare systems. In this session, you will: - Examine key findings from the research on the importance of onboarding in enhancing productivity, engagement, and retention. - Compare the advantages and disadvantages of emphasizing each approach in onboarding. - Discover the essential elements to creating a transformational onboarding experience.