Reflecting on Onboarding for humans, not machines

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Reflecting on Onboarding for humans, not machines

“I felt like a total stranger in the office. I felt like a machine, yet again.”

These are the lines I wrote to describe previous onboarding experiences, experiences that inspired me to do better for my colleagues at Pressbooks. One of the first things I did when I joined the Pressbooks team was to revamp the onboarding process to achieve these goals:

  • Recognize the humanity of a new employee and make everyone feel welcome and cared for
  • Provide a holistic view of the company to foster meaningful collaboration
  • Make Pressbooks an enticing place to work. 

I’m proud of the result and so I’m sharing the process with all of you. Read my blog post on the Pressbooks blog to find out more about how we onboard humans.

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Başak Büyükçelen
Storyteller, Film Enthusiast, Photographer, IT Manager, Relationship Manager, Networker

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