How to Conduct New Employee Orientation

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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