The most frequent complaints about new employee orientation are that it is overwhelming, boring, or that the new employee is left to sink or swim. Often, those ideas are based either on prior experience, on word of mouth, or on information the new employees have gathered through the media.
In addition, these programs can save employers money, providing big returns to an organization, because an organization that invests money to train its employees results in both the employees and the organization enjoying the dividends.
To help reduce the stress everyone feels when starting a new job, the human resources group should do a comprehensive introduction to company procedures. Make sure that key coworkers know the employee is starting and encourage them to come to say "hello" before orientation begins.
Meet with HR to discuss exactly when and how the new hire will learn about company policies and benefits. This course covers topics important to employee orientation including company safety newsletters, bulletin boards, safety committee members, and labels or material safety data sheets.
They viewed new employees as part of their customer base and asked their customers what they wanted.
Engage in some personal discourse. Examples of procedures to be included in training include steps necessary to request time off, to submit a time sheet and to submit your tax filing status. Encourage new hires to ask questions and share their feedback on what has been taught.
Selecting the right trainer is critical to the new employee learning the job the right way.