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Keep New Hires Engaged During Longer Orientation Programs

When orientation programs are longer than a couple of days, mix in a few activities to keep it interesting and keep the new hires engaged in the program. The activity examples provided in this article aren’t just fun, but also enable for the new hire to get acclimated to the organization and begin to develop […]

Make a New Hire’s First Day on the Job a Good One

A new hire’s first day on the job should be a memorable experience – a good memory! Remember, first impressions carry weight. You want your new hire’s first day to be one that (s)he remembers positively.

Imagine these two scenarios:

Scenario 1: Allan walked into the office at 8:45 AM his first day on the […]

Five Ways to Help New Hires Get Acclimated to the Organization

Onboarding New Project Managers

The sooner we can get new hires acclimated to the organization, the quicker they become productive and contribute to the bottom line. Besides that, spending time to get new hires acclimated makes them feel welcomed and valued and provides a positive impression of the organization.

Here are five ways to help new hires get acclimated […]

Onboarding on a Shoestring

Help new employees get up to speed in the organization on a limited budget

While the idea of an elaborate, fancy onboarding program is exciting (look at the programs some of the larger companies have in place – amazing!), it’s not always possible. The organization may be too small, management may not want to participate, […]

Involving Supervisors in New Hire Orientations

Too often I hear human resource professionals complain that they can’t convince supervisors and other managers to be involved in new hire orientations. They just don’t want any part of it! Often, when you start talking with supervisors and managers, they don’t really understand the point of new hire orientations. From their perspectives it is […]