Ninety percent of information technology professionals say including team building is critical to the onboarding process, and another 73 percent say employers should cover job responsibilities, according to a recent survey by TEKsystems, a provider of IT staffing solutions.

But in reality, respondents say is learning human resources and administrative information at 54 percent. Although 61 percent of respondents say learning the HR and administrative information should receive much of the focus, only 41 percent say learning about the job role receives high levels of attention in onboarding programs.

"Onboarding programs and HR orientations are not the same," says TEKsystems Director Rachel Russell. "While it is critical to share important HR and administrative information with new hires, great onboarding programs take it to the next level, including detailed information about the company, clear job expectations and team-building activities. IT professionals need exposure to these more strategic components of the job to efficiently and effectively forge a bond with their new employer and new team."

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