An anonymous reader writes: In the fast paced world of software development, continuous hiring has become commonplace. As new features and products are dreamed up, individuals must be hired to fill necessary roles. Additionally, the software industry is highly competitive due to supply and demand. The days of "the lifer" have become almost non-existent. Unfortunately, there is a limited supply of experienced developers available at any one moment. This requires untold searching and many interviews. With a constant state of flux in the industry, it can be easy to overlook the importance of on-boarding new team members. In many situations companies are so delighted to finally find the right programmer that they forget about the downstream impacts to an organization, department, and programming team. It's important to dedicate time toward monitoring and supporting any personnel changes.
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