18 Best Quotes about employee onboarding

Inspiring and sincere quotes about onboarding can be a powerful tool for HR employees. They help prepare to welcome a new employee on their first day in the company. We think these quotes also can help HR employees approach the onboarding process with a positive mindset. By reflecting on the wisdom shared in these quotes, HR can improve their interactions with the new employee. Ultimately, by incorporating newly learned wisdom, HR employees can inspire the entire organisation in becoming an example of an excellent work environment.

In this article we have gathered 18 of the single best quotes about onboarding from famous business and HR individuals. We divided them into three parts:

New Employee Onboarding

We think that quotes are a great way to get HR inspired and motivated to have a very welcoming approach when meeting new employees.
These following 6 quotes will serve as an inspiration for HR employees to become onboarding mentors.

Stacy Zapar

Onboarding is not a one-time event, it’s a process.

by Stacy Zapar, Recruitment Consultant

Onboarding is an ongoing process that involves multiple stages and touchpoints to help new employees acclimate to their new role and company culture.

The onboarding process is a golden opportunity to win the hearts and minds of new hires.

by Jill Katz, Chief Human Resources Officer at Assemble HR Consulting

We think that onboarding is a valuable opportunity to build engagement and loyalty among new employees. Companies need to show their interest in the success and growth of the new employee.

Good onboarding is like a warm welcome – it lets the new employee know that they belong.

by Amber Hyatt, VP of Product Marketing at SilkRoad Technology

This quote emphasises the importance of creating a sense of belonging and inclusion for new employees during the onboarding process.

The onboarding process sets the tone for the entire employee experience.

by Lauri Hennessey, Director of Client Services at Ignite Consulting Partners

We think this quote suggests that onboarding has a significant impact on how the company is viewed by new employees. It can shape their perceptions of the company culture and values.

Successful onboarding is about creating alignment between the employee and the organisation, so that they can hit the ground running.

by Andrea Derler, Senior Research Analyst at Brandon Hall Group

This quote highlights that this relationship is a two way street. Both parties have their goals and expectations. Both parties benefit from one another therefore provide with their time and resources.

Ben Eubanks

Onboarding is like a first date – you want to make a good impression and set the stage for a long-term relationship.

by Ben Eubanks, HR Analyst and Industry Influencer

An awesome metaphor to illustrate the importance of making a positive first impression during onboarding. The onboarding process also sets understanding and expectations for the possible future.

Expectations Starting a New Job

New employees might have a lot of different expectations for the new job. He/She will definitely be comparing the new workplace to the previous one. It is important to not get caught up in such narrow minded thinking. These following 6 quotes will serve as an inspiration for new employees to think more about the growth and possibilities that switching jobs offers.

Brene Brown

In any new situation, whether it’s a new job, a move to a new city, or a shift in our lives, we have to let go of what’s familiar and comfortable and make way for new experiences.

by Brene Brown, Researcher and Author

We think this quote is great at emphasising the need to let go of old habits and mindsets when starting a new job. Be open to new experiences and opportunities.

Expect the unexpected, and whenever possible, be the unexpected.

by Lynda Barry, Cartoonist and Writer

Be flexible and adaptable when starting a new job. Additionally, take advantage of unexpected opportunities or challenges.

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

by Zig Ziglar, Author and Motivational Speaker

We think this quote greatly highlights the personal growth that can come from achieving goals in a new job or career.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.

by Winston Churchill, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

This quote reminds us that both success and failure are temporary. The key is to keep moving forward in the face of challenges and setbacks. That’s how we think long-term success works.

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.

by Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple

This quote is about finding meaning and purpose in your work. Passion and motivation is just as important in achieving success and fulfilment.

Dara Khosrowshahi

When you start a new job, it’s important to remember that you’re there to learn, grow, and contribute. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, take risks, and be yourself.

by Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber

We think this quote is comforting. Show interest, engage and be yourself. The company will appreciate you for being genuinely invested in the success of the company.

First Day in a New Job

First day on the job with the new employee is super important but also tends to get a bit nervous or awkward. So don’t worry about it being perfect, because it most likely won’t be.
These following 6 quotes will serve for both new employees and HR to remember that we are only humans and should relax a bit more when getting to know each other.

Dan Schawbel

The first day of a new job is like the first day of school – you’re nervous, excited, and you want to make a good impression. by Dan Schawbel, Workplace Expert

This quote highlights the similarities in the mix of emotions in the first day of either school or job.

The first day is all about learning and asking questions. It’s important to take the time to get to know your team and the company culture. by Stacey Bahrenfuss, CEO of Kairos Consulting Worldwide

Stacey B. emphasises on approaching the first day of a new workplace with a learning mindset.  Your priority is to get to know the team and company culture.

Your first day sets the tone for your entire experience at a new company. Be curious, be engaged, and be positive. by Emily Miethner, Founder and CEO of FindSpark

Set the tone for a successful and fulfilling experience at the new company. We think there is nothing better You can achieve on the first day.

The first day of a new job is a blank canvas, and it’s up to you to paint the picture of who you are and what you bring to the table. by Richard Harris, Founder of The Harris Consulting Group

This is a really encouraging quote for new employees. You get a fresh start with people that don’t know you yet. Start off by showcasing your best skills and values and colleagues will think of You highly.

“The first day at a new job is both exciting and nerve-wracking. Remember to take deep breaths and believe in yourself. by Alexis Ohanian, Co-founder of Reddit

Similar to previous quotes, show confidence in yourself and be open.

Penelope Trunk

The first day of a new job is a fresh start. Take advantage of the opportunity to create a new identity and show your best self. by Penelope Trunk, Author and Entrepreneur

Put emphasis on the potential for personal growth and reinvention that comes with starting a new job. And definitely make most of the opportunity.

We hope You feel inspired after reading the article whether you are just a colleague, CEO or a new employee in a workplace. Great things are ahead!
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