Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video The first day, part of Onboarding New Hires.
Finally, the big day is here…and your new employee has arrived.…What follows is some form of new employee orientation.…Every organization treats these differently.…So, what I'll share with you is a general overview…of the most common types of behaviors you should consider.…To be honest, there is no correct amount of time…to spend on orientation.…Some companies allocate no formal time,…which is not appropriate,…and others actually have long processes that can last…for multiple weeks at dedicated training facilities.…Whether it lasts one day or one week,…there are four main categories of activities to consider.…
The meet and greet, acclimation activities,…administrative issues, and role-related work.…Let's briefly consider each one.…The most common way to begin an orientation…is the meet and greet.…This is the process of making need introductions…so the new person starts to get to know…his or her colleagues.…If your company is small,…you can have all available employees…attend and informal gathering,…or if the organization is huge,…
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- Cite the internal tasks you should complete before a new hire arrives.
- Explain ways in which a manager can help a new employee succeed.
- Differentiate among buddy, mentor, and coach.
- Describe the behaviors that are associated with successful employees.
- Highlight the important tasks you should complete during an employee’s first year.
- Explain why more face-to-face interaction between bosses and new employees is a positive onboarding practice.