For us the on-boarding starts when the contract has been signed and ends at the first day of the employee.
The on-boarding contains the following main steps:
Creating a file
Request all relevant documents in order to be able to register the new employee in our systems and...
I would actually apply a much broader definition of the onboarding process. Otherwise, you risk important factors and consequences.
The goal of onboarding is twofold:
1) to help the employee "arrive" at the company and feel at home - in order to reduce the risk of leaving
2) and most important, to get...