Employee Orientation: The Essentials

Learning Path: Talent Development Pro

Duration: 2 Day(s).

Course Overview

Human resource professionals know managing employee performance goes beyond discipline, performance reviews, and hiring. Performance management starts with an employee orientation. The orientation begins with an introduction to the organization and the position. The process continues on a daily basis throughout training and coaching.
A well-built new employee orientation program is an excellent first step in the employee's journey. When the employee receives a structured welcome and explanation of workplace policies, turnover rates fall. Reduced employee turnover increases productivity. Whether your company is large or small, you shouldn’t neglect employee retention. Engage employees from their first moment. Make them feel welcome, and give them freedom to show you their talents. This two-day workshop will provide the skills you need.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance of an orientation program
  • Learn the role of the human resources department
  • How a commitment curve influences new employees
  • How companies can deliver their promise to new recruits
  • The critical elements of employee training
  • The importance of an up-to-date handbook

Target Audience 
HR employees working on orientation programs managers and leaders

Course Calendar

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Course Outline

Unit One: Setting the Foundation for Employee Orientation Programs
Employee Orientation Big Picture
Why New Hire Perception Is Important
Unit Two: Building Employee Commitment and Engagement
The Four Pillars of Commitment
The Role of Clarity
Understanding Competence
Understanding Influence
Understanding Appreciation
Unit Three: Using a Fast-Track Program
Unit Four: Designing the Orientation Program
Orientation or Onboarding?
Design Mistakes to Avoid
Unit Five: Elements of an Orientation Process
Unit Six: Understanding the Commitment Curve
Back to the Big Picture
4 Stages of the Commitment Curve
Unit Seven: Ten Orientation Practices of World-Class Employers
Unit Eight: Developing Effective Employee Training
Tips for Classroom Training
Address Learner Needs and Expectations
Understanding Learning and Training Styles
Building and Sustaining Learner Interest
Mixing the Training Methods
Unit Nine: Principles of Adult Learning
Unit Ten: Working with Outside Training Providers
Unit Eleven: Helping People Make Connections
Identify a Workplace Buddy
Unit Twelve: Creating an Employee Handbook
Unit Thirteen: Building the Bridge to Onboarding

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