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Chapter 8 Orientation and Training Taken from the book, pretty detailed, see for yourself =)

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Chapter 8 NotesOrienting EmployeesBefore and after hiringLong term results reduced turnover increased morale fewer instances of corrective disciplines fewer employee grievances Purpose of Orientation ProgramsEmployee Orientation procedure for providing new employees with basic background info about the firm and jobGet them to know the company people culture etcSocialization ongoing process of instilling in all employees the prevailing attitudes standards values and patterns of behaviour that are expected by the orgStrong onboardingget up to speed fasterEffective orientation reduces Reality Shockstate that results from the discrepancy between what the new employee expects from their new job and the realities of itSome may use ongoing orientationsfrom hired to actually start workOnline onboarding using videos and graphics before the first day on the jobspeeds things upContent of Orientation ProgramsHandbookcompany info employee entitlements code of conduct etcTourtour of premise and coworkersJobintroduce them the job procedures duties and responsibilitiesSummary of trainingwhen and whyPerformance Appraisal criteriahow you will be evaluated and how long to get up to speedDisclaimers should be used in handbooks that says the things in the handbook are not the terms and conditions of employment contractResponsibility of OrientationStarts with explanation of work hours and vacationIntroduce to supervisors and coworkers Introduce jobMay assign buddyHR specialist should followup Special Orientation SituationsDiverse WorkforceIf workforce not already diverse should warn there may be different reactionsGive tips on how and when to report such issuesMergers and AcquisitionsNew hires need to know about the MAChance for new company culture to evolve and be emphasizedUnion vs NonUnion EmployeesGive collective agreementIntroduce to union steward and explain union procedures and details
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