onboarding

A contact emails to say she cannot fix a date for a meeting until after she has returned from “onboarding” at her company’s HQ in the United States. Onboarding! Whatever happened to the good old fashioned induction process, which in many places involved little more than being shown around the office by Kevin from accountants, who could also advise you on how to gain access to the stationery supplies cupboard without submitting requisition slip? As ever Tom Fishburne has a great cartoon on the topic.