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New Hire Orientation - Phase II (ongoing)
During the first weeks of the new hire's employment, the selected mentor will help the new hire gain knowledge and become productive as soon as possible.
It is important to remember that orientation is an ongoing process and doesn't end after your new employee's first day.
After initial contact, the CEO can invite new hires to attend a monthly meeting or luncheon where they have the opportunity to ask questions and receive more in-depth information on the company.
During these sessions, which can be scheduled one or two months after new hires have begun working with the company, the CEO can reiterate the company Vision, Mission, and Core Values. We recommend that you provide an opportunity for the new hires to ask questions.
These luncheons can be held monthly or quarterly, depending on what works best for your organization. Your company may wish to schedule a luncheon meeting once you have hired two or more new persons.
As the saying goes, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." In many respects, that's what orientation is all about. During the first few days on the job, your new hire gets his or her first impression of what it is like to work in your company - and first impressions tend to be lasting ones.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|