n.— «Others spoke of the value of developing procedures to help new hires be successful early on – and that goes well beyond a day or two of orientation. It’s a process called “onboarding” that’s been used with some senior-level executives in which coaches make sure the new execs connect fast with the right allies, are clear on their assignments, get early feedback and learn fast about the nuances of the employer’s culture.» —“To have and to hold those valued employees” by Patricia Kitchen Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.) Nov. 27, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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