New employee onboarding is the single most important thing you can do to ensure the long-term success of not only that employee, but your company overall. Implementing a strong onboarding program can help with employee retention, job satisfaction and productivity. Successful onboarding doesn’t stop at the end of a new hire’s first day. It is an ongoing process to acclimate your new hire to their new environment. A formal onboarding process is constantly improving over time. As your business changes, so should your onboarding program. Onboarding walks you through a model with four overlapping elements: Resources, Rules, Relationships, and Roles.