Chapter 8 orientation & training (week 6) If you want to retain your employees, you should have a good career development program. Small companies most often do not have any orientation program; big companies often do have orientation programs. Bad orientation - here"s your desk, here"s the manual, read it. If employees are properly selected, there should be no need for an orientation program or training. 90% of newly hired employees decide whether they"ll remain with the company during the first 6 months. Training as part of adapting process to the new work environment. Learn the new skills due to the changes in their jobs (company applied new technology for the company and employees need to be familiar with them. ) Identify required job performance skills: use job specification and job description. Analyze audience: old or new employees (the training strategy can differ depending on the audience) Develop specific measurable objectives: evaluation, effort focused on the right things.