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Onboarding Wikipedia defines this as The mechanism through which new employees acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become effective organizational members and insiders. "She has been tremendously helpful onboarding the company's new employees."
Briefing is a good one. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/briefing?s=t 2. any set of concise instructions or a summary of events. However, it may be too authoritative for your purposes.
acclimate: to accustom or become accustomed to a new climate or environment; adapt.(Dictionary.com) The difference between "accustomed" and "acclimated" is that "accustomed" is familiar through use; usual; customary while "acclimated" is accustomed, adapted, or hardened to some environment. (the-difference-between.com) She has been tremendously helpful in ...
Inducting Oxford: induct: Admit (someone) formally to a post or organization Wikipedia: An induction programme is part of an organisations knowledge management process and is intended to enable the new starter to become a useful, integrated member of the team, rather than being "thrown in at the deep end" without understanding how to do their job, ...
Yes. Some dictionaries include it, like m-w.com: to deny or refute the validity of And TFD: (tr) (of a fact or argument) to suggest that a hypothesis is wrong or ill-formulated However, synonyms like refute and disprove, and near-synonym rebut, are much more popular, as Google Ngrams Viewer shows:
apprising ap·prise əˈprīz/ verb gerund or present participle: apprising inform or tell (someone). "I thought it right to apprise Chris of what had happened" synonyms: inform, tell, notify, advise, brief, make aware, enlighten, update, keep posted
Yes, but it is used only rarely, according to a Google search. When the communicator confirmed the subjects' expectancies, he was judged more biased than when he disconfirmed them. - ADV EXPERIMENTAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY This suggests that Nash treated his delusion as a hypothesis that he disconfirmed. - The Measure of Madness: Philosophy of Mind, ...
How about familiarizing? To familiarize somebody with something means to make them familiar with it. She has been tremendously helpful in familiarizing new employees with the company's procedures.
The word you're looking for is capabilitate: To make capable; to indicate the capabilities of a property. The source is OED2 (book).
Although I would totally understand your desire to find a better word than “orienting” [new employees to the company] to capture “bringing [them] up to speed,” I’m not sure what’s wrong with “training.” Once oriented, employees, both veterans and rookies need to be trained and updated to bring them up [back] (in the case of veterans) to speed. To ...
A perfect word for the phenomenon of which you are speaking, at least in matters of religion, is discipling. The goal of Christian discipleship, for example, is for the more-mature disciple to "reproduce" him- or herself in the life of the person who is being discipled. That person in turn disciples another Christian who is less mature than he or she, and ...
Considering that its first Google Books search match of the twentieth century did not occur until 1913, and its first nonlegal matches not until 1938, disconfirm has etched a fairly impressive-looking Ngram chart between 1900 and 2005. For purposes of comparison (and scale), I matched disconfirm (blue line) against the familiar verb discombobulate (red ...
Some ideas have been suggested, but because something else is happening, no idea has proved good enough. The verb 'have been suggested' is in the present perfect continuous tense, which indicates repeated activities which have happened in the past and are still continuing up until now. Responding to the OP's comment, 'recently' is an entirely subjective ...
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