Importance Of Employee Orientation


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Businesses have learnt that employee orientation plays a very important role in the development and performance of an employee. Like they say first impression are unforgettable, hence the orientation process has to be carefully planned and executed to ensure that the ends up knowing all about your company, the company profile and its policies, the target goals, his duties as well as the role he plays in helping the company achieve its objectives. Once the initial orientation is complete, training is provided to ensure that the new recruit does his best to accomplish the tasks assigned to him. The objective of the orientation is to make the employees completely familiar with all aspects of their duties; as well as to be clear about the goals of the company and how they must help the company achieves its targets.

Some companies require that the HR manager who recruits the employees need to follow up the orientation program for certain duration of time till the employees are completely familiar with their duties as well as all relevant aspects of the business. This process makes the recruit feel welcome as well as be sure what is expected of him and how best to assist the company.

Tips for Good Employee Orientation:

Make sure they feel welcome and are familiar with their duties.

Assign a mentor to guide them when they have doubts. Make sure the mentor assigned as time to guide him and not in a hurry to catch up to deadlines etc.

Make them feel part of a team. Introduce him to his team members and colleagues.

Make sure that you are totally prepared to train and guide him, making sure he is ven all that is necessary for him to perform his duties well such as computers, email ids, passwords etc. get his work area ready and do not keep him waiting.

Do not keep him waiting in the lobby until you figure out what to do with him, be prepared for his arrival and make sure he is assigned duties after initiation and orientation.

Make sure the orientation last for at least the first two months.

Make the orientation fun, interesting as well as productive. They should not be saturated with unnecessary information as well as not miss out essential information.

Monitor his performance regularly and make sure he is doing the duties assigned to him correctly.

Good employee orientation will ensure that the employee feels motivated, part of the team and will make an effort to do his best to help the business achieve its goals. Employee development is crucial for customer satisfaction, retention as well as the growth of the company.

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