Onboarding is not only a talent initiative, it is a business inititive. A negative first impression and the poor planning that follows can destroy an organization's recruitment, retention and employer branding strategies. Furthermore, it can impac the success of an organization's overall productivity, retention and engagement. As a result, organizations are thinking more proactively about the way to onboard talent by adopting new practices and investing in both traditional and innovative technology solutions to achieve results. This study of nearly 200 organizations will explore how best-practice organizations are transforming basic new hire orientations into strategic initatives and leveraging world-class technology to boost engagement, retention and employer brand effectiveness.