New Employee Orientation

New Employee Orientation

Why You Need an Employee Orientation Program

       




Walking into a new job is an exciting time for a new employee. The employee brings an enthusiasm and desire to do a good job. At the same time, beginning a new job can also be lonely and confusing. A new employee does not know what to expect of the new organization and is often unsure of what the future will bring. In order to tap into the enthusiasm and alleviate uneasiness, employers need to point new employees toward success and provide guidance by instilling confidence, stimulating interest in the company and helping a new worker feel like he or she belongs.

New employee orientation programs will:

  • Welcome the employee
  • Provide important information regarding the organization, expectations and work
  • Instill a positive attitude and acclimate the employee to the organizational culture 
  • Shorten the learning curve that exists even for employees with previous work experience and that will enable them to reach expected productivity levels sooner
  • Reduce anxiety by providing more information about the company, culture and work groups
  • Help new employees realize the importance of their role in the organization
  • Enable the new employee to cope with new situations and individuals
  • Educate the new employee on your product and industry
  • Encourage open communication between the employee and the employer
  • Promote loyalty and encourage the new employee to identify with the company’s mission, goals and culture 

Other benefits of Employee Orientation Program include:

  • Creating favorable perceptions
  • Increasing productivity
  • Reducing absenteeism and turnover
  • Improving morale and reducing necessary disciplinary actions
Key Areas to Focus on in the New Employee Orientation Program are:
Participants
Presentation
Implementation
Evaluation

Program Materials:

Program Content Checklist
Pre-Employment Orientation Checklist
New Employee Orientation Checklist
New Employee Orientation Evaluation Questionnaire
Open-Ended New Employee Orientation Evaluation
New Employee Performance Evaluation

Want or need some extra help? Contact an ASA Education Foundation Staff member or our ASA-U Advisory Service and we would be happy to help you.

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