To address turnover, weak productivity and other costly challenges, many employers now treat onboarding as an important strategic function—not just a day for filling out forms and sitting through orientation. New onboarding apps have a range of functions from paperwork completion to team introductions that, in many cases, integrate with other HR software. And HR and managers don’t have to wait until the first day of work to start welcoming new employees. SHRM, the society for human resource management, wrote a nice article about it.