How to Conduct New Employee Orientation

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The main objective of this course is to help you plan and conduct effective employee orientations. By the time the course is over, you should be able to: recognize the benefits and goals of new employee orientation; assume a leadership role in the process; determine the issues to be covered; and plan and execute successful orientations.

Why “How to Conduct New Employee Orientation” Matters

Take a moment to think about what could happen if you didn’t bother to orient new employees or just went through the motions rather than planning and conducting a comprehensive orientations. New employees might:

    • Feel lost, confused, and neglected;
    • Make costly mistakes;
    • Be exposed to safety hazards;
    • Fail to live up to their potential; or
  • Feel that they made a mistake coming to work for your organization, and start looking for a new job.

That’s why all new employees need orientation. Even people with a lot of work experience and skills need orientation. They need to learn about the organization and about the specific requirements of their new job.

Key Points

    • Orientation provides all the information new employees need to get off to a good start.
    • The quality of your orientation has a direct impact on future performance, productivity, and job satisfaction.
  • And, you play a key role in the success of the orientation process.

Duration: 24 minutes

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