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There’s a certain amount of time that organizations apply to new employees who are undergoing training. What’s the idiom? I’ve heard spin-up or train-up time, but neither of those two is clicking as correct.

The period of time is variable. The nature of the period is training, like learning the company handbook, policies, or IT system.

  • "Break in", perhaps? "Get up to speed"? – Hot Licks Mar 17 '15 at 21:31
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    Onboarding? Orientation? Probation? You'll need to be more specific as to the length and nature of the introductory period. – choster Mar 17 '15 at 21:33
  • @choster, the period of time is variable. The nature of the period is training, e.g. learning the company's handbook, policies, or IT system. I settled for "indoctrination" yesterday, but I am still unhappy with the word. Indoctrination is too strong and parallels mild brainwashing. – Robert Simpson Mar 19 '15 at 13:35
  • I like "orientation" best. Without context, it kinda implies "short" -- like a day at most -- but it's a flexible word. – JPmiaou Mar 19 '15 at 15:55
  • Nesting period.....Isn't it.? – Misti Mar 20 '15 at 15:39
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At every company I've worked at, the process of hiring and preparing an employee for the job is referred to as employee onboarding.

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    //shudder and //ew. – Marthaª Mar 19 '15 at 15:34
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Probie can be used if a new employee is on probation.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/probie

noun, Informal. 1. a probationer, especially a firefighter who has recently joined a department.

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