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Employee Orientation Programs: Know the Onboarding Process & Checklist

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Ankkita Chauhan
November 5, 2012

For an organization, employee orientation programs are more of an investment than just a basic introduction and learning course. These onboarding programs help your employees understand their work better, and they know what is expected from them. New employee orientation programs avoid unwanted confusion about the job profile and save the superiors in charge of handling the new employees much less to worry about.

Employee Orientation Programs

Employee orientation programs should include the technical aspect of what the employee needs to do. If your employee is clear about what he/she needs to bring to the table, half your battle is won. Training your employee in other aspects such as managing deadlines, handling stress, and eradicating any social problems that may occur in the work place is another important aspect of new employee orientation programs.

Onboarding employees is another way of making your employee feel welcome. We all remember how nervous we were on the first day of school. Moreover, a bad experience when an employee is new to an organization can tarnish their image of the organization and cause an irreversible hatred for the job itself. Onboarding employees is a process where you help your new employee feel welcomed and appreciated. Through a formal introduction, lunch with all the employees together, asking your existing employees to make the newbie feel welcomed is very crucial. A first experience is just as impactful as a first impression has the potential to be.

Onboarding Process & Checklist

What a firm needs to know and remember about the onboarding process is that the basic purpose of the orientation should always be kept in mind. Your checklist? Remember what you need your employee to learn from the program and make sure you find the simplest way to teach it to them. Once the technical aspect is understood, the next part of the employee orientation process is teaching the new employee to handle work on a rainy day. Thirdly, one must conduct onboarding to help the employee like the organization. If your employee likes the organization, they will love their work and in the long run you will have hired one of the best resource for your organization.

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Ankkita Chauhan
Ankita is a content writer at SocioSquares. She has 4+ years hands-on experience in copywriting, marketing and social media.
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