Employee orientations tend to focus on logistical details about payroll, vacation time, health insurance, and so forth. Since managers understandably want new employees at their desks getting up to speed on their responsibilities as quickly as possible, there may be pressure to keep the orientation short, covering just the basic necessities. But is rushing the new employee off to their desk the most effective way to start someone on a new job?
Starting out right means both the new employee and the organization demonstrate their interest in each other’s success, setting the standards for performance and creating a partnership in which everyone can excel.
When you show new employees what your organization considers to be exceptional performance, including examples of the behaviors you expect of them and the values your company upholds, you also show them that you’re truly interested in their individual success. And that means you begin laying a strong foundation for real employee engagement and loyalty, leading to bottom-line success for the organization.
The Start Right, Stay Right: Orientation Basics video training program outlines 24 job success behaviors around the employee’s mindset and attitude, how they interact with co-workers and management, and how they impact the organization as a whole. Using this program to introduce these essential behaviors – behaviors we all want from our employees – means you can put your time, energy, and other resources into building orientation materials that are specific to your organization.