One reason people change jobs is that they never feel truly welcome or a part of the organization they join. If a company spends considerable money recruiting, interviewing and perhaps even relocating employees, it makes good sense to go one step further and make the new employee feel like they have made a good decision to come to this company.
A thoughtful new employee orientation program, coupled with an employee handbook that communicates workplace policies can reduce turnover and save that organization thousands of dollars. Whether your company has two employees or two thousand employees, don’t leave new employee orientation to chance.
- Be able to evaluate and improve your current orientation program
- Recognize how to begin the orientation during the interview
- Develop a plan for successful orientation for both permanent and part-time employees.
- Have the basic outline in place for an employee handbook