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Chapter 5: New Employee Orientation | Human Resources at UC ...

Chapter 5: New Employee Orientation. Introduction · Guiding Principles · Before the Employee Arrives · The First Day on the Job · Follow-Up Meetings ...

Tips for a Better New Employee Orientation - Human Resources

Know what modern organizations are doing with new employee orientation? It's not your traditional signing of policy acknowledgements. Find out what's new.

Orientation and Training of New Employees - Human Resources

New employee orientation effectively integrates the new employee into your organization and assists with retention, motivation, job satisfaction, and quickly ...

First Minutes Are Critical in New-Employee Orientation - Forbes

Apr 1, 2013 ... The first few minutes of new employee orientation, if done right, can lead to happier and more productive workers and, ultimately, increased ...

NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION The following is a brief guide to ...

The following is a brief guide to assist employers with the orientation of new employees. New employee orientation is not a one-day process; it can take from 30 ...

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Chapter 5: New Employee Orientation - UCSF Human Resources

Chapter 5: New Employee Orientation. Effectively orienting new employees to the campus and to their positions is critical to establishing successful, productive ...

New Employee Orientation

Purpose of orientation. □ Online resources and tools. □ Orientation procedure. □ Role of Human Resources. □ Supervisor responsibilities. □ New employee ...

New Employee Orientation - University of Minnesota

Feb 25, 2014 ... New Employee Orientation (NEO) is your first step toward building a successful career at the U of M and will provide you with the tools you ...

New Employee Orientation

Recognize the benefits and goals of new employee orientation; Assume a leadership role in the process; Determine the topics to be covered; Plan and execute ...

New Employee Orientation | Human Resources | University of ...

Our goal is to have new employees attend New Employee Orientation within the first 30 days of employment. If you're past 30 days and didn't make it, don't ...

5 Tips for Getting New Employee Orientation Right - SmartRecruiters

May 21, 2013 ... Employee Job Orientation: Starting off with a positive impression is the best thing you can do to make your new employees feel loyal to your ...

New Employee Orientation - Purdue University

The Office of the Vice President for Human Resources has designed a University- wide orientation for new employees. The goal of this new program is to support ...

Guide to New Employee Orientation


With all the demands of running a small business, new employee orientation often falls by the wayside, and new hires are left to sink or swim. But neglecting onboarding – the latest term for getting a new employee acclimated – prevents new hires from reaching productivity quickly and can make them feel unwelcome. That adds up to a frustrating experience for new hires and results in higher turnover. Employee orientation may be easier than you think – with a little creative planning, you can create an onboarding program that can:
  1. Make new hires reach productivity sooner.
  2. Reduce their stress.
  3. Improve employee retention.
  4. Save money by reducing turnover.
  5. Create a positive attitude and increase job satisfaction.

Create your program

Spend some time thinking about what your onboarding program should accomplish. Think about the kind of impression you want to make on your new hires, what they need to help them reach productivity as quickly as possible and what will help them feel like they're part of the team.

Reduce first-day jitters

Make the first day less stressful on new employees by making sure they have the basics, including directions to your location, parking information and the name of the person they should ask for when they arrive.

Celebrate their arrival

Make new hires feel welcome. This can be as simple as taking a new employee to lunch, hanging a "Welcome" banner on their desk or giving them a company T-shirt.

Get them up and running fast

To get employees up to speed quickly, make sure they have the tools they need before they arrive for their first day. Have an office or cubicle set up with a computer (including necessary software programs) in place, a phone number and an email account ready to go.

Choose an onboarding buddy

There's no doubt new hires are going to need a little hand-holding in the beginning. Assign one of your other employees to be the new person's mentor or buddy to help guide them through the onboarding phase.

Get involved

Take part in the onboarding process by touching base with new employees on a regular basis. Don't wait for new hires to seek you out with questions or problems. Be pro-active and ask them how they're doing and if there's anything they need to help them do their job better.
  • Anticipate questions your new hires may have. Give them a list of company FAQs that cover the nuts and bolts as a quick reference tool.
  • If you have an employee handbook, don't expect a new hire to read it from cover to cover on day one. Go over key points and policies with them initially.
  • Introduce new hires to co-workers and give them a tour of your facility.

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