Unlike onboarding, reboarding has not gained momentum – yet. Due to an increased interest in employee engagement and retention, reboarding is becoming more and more popular, therefore, let us investigate what it is exactly.
What is Reboarding?
Reboarding is the program/process/period which is utilised after an existing employee is returning to work after a longer period of absence. The absence can be due to e.g. maternity/paternity leave or illness. Furthermore, a reboarding process can be utilised of an employee transitioning into a new role within the company.
Reboarding can be a great way to secure that the returned employee has a return-to-work plan and thereby, ensure that the employee is successfully re-integrated into the company. Employees who have been away from the company for a longer time period might feel that they are not up-to-date with the latest programs and tasks. Thereby, reboarding helps to re-engage the employee and makes him/her feel as relevant as the new and current employees do.