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Successful New Employee Orientation: Assess, Plan, Conduct, and Evaluate Your Program, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7879-5692-9
160 pages
June 2001, Pfeiffer
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Create a dynamic, effective orientation program!

The most common complaints about a new-employee orientation are that it is boring and overwhelming, or that nothing happens and the new person is left to sink or swim. The result is often a confused new employee who is not productive and is more likely to leave the organization within a year! Your orientation needs to be a planned welcome that reaffirms your hiring decision.

Use this bestselling resource to meet orientation objectives such as:
* Provide critical information and resources in a timely manner
* Make the new employee independently productive quickly
* Teach essential safety and job skills...and more!

Successful New Employee Orientation will help you design or revise an orientation program that is effective and full of variety. It offers a wealth of suggestions and includes myriad checklists, examples, sample letters, activities, and evaluation forms. A CD-ROM with presentation slides and customizable forms is also included.

Even if you're a novice, these user-friendly materials will help you create a vibrant orientation program that will make your new hires feel welcome and give them the resources they need to be confident when they start their new jobs.
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Table of Contents

Successful Orientation Practices Survey.

Section 1: Planning for Orientation.

Section 2: Orientation Content.

Section 3: Orientation Methods.

Section 4: Orientation Activities and Events.

Section 5: The First Day.

Section 6: Orientation Evaluation.

Section 7: Sample Letters.

Section 8: Temporary Employee Orientation.

Section 9: Survival Guide for the New Employee.
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Author Information

JEAN BARBAZETTE is president of The Training Clinic. She has conducted research in the area of new employee orientation since 1985. The Training Clinic has conducted public workshops on new employee orientation throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, and Europe. The Training Clinic has also developed a New Employee Orientation CD-ROM and Organizer and The Orientation Game tm..
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"This treasure chest of information is clearly written for expert as well as beginner. The three-ring binder format makes duplication and customizing easy. Jean Barbazette presents this employee orientation program in a succinct, logical, and practical order." --Jay Sadacca. librarian, ISPI Orange County Chapter

"Jean Barbazette has done away with excuses for a poorly designed orientation program! This book is a masterful, step-by-step guide that offers everything from sample letters to detailed timelines and checklists. User-friendly, practical, and essential for every business." --Eileen McDargh, president, McDargh Communications; author, How to Work for a Living and Still Be Free to Live

"Outstanding! A comprehensive, step-by-step, easy to use guide that covers all the bases in new employee orientation. Innovation ideas that will help an orientation come alive and be more than a passive data dump. A great time saver for anyone in the public or private sector planning to start or revitalize an organization's orientation program." --Joan Strohauer, formerly with the United States Government's Office of Personnel Management

"The book's lists, designs, exercises, and voluminous helpful hints will be of assistance to even the most skilled professional who has this HR activity on their to do list. It looks like Jean has shared her own and the collective wisdom of many others in her 'secrets of success' guide." --Beverly Kaye, consultant; author, Up Is Not the Only Way and Designing Career Development Systems

"Barbazette's book is tightly focused, comprehensive in its coverage, well organized and systematic, appropriately detailed, extremely user-friendly, and filled to the brim with a rich array of practical tools for the practitioner. I recommend it to anyone who is charged with the responsibility for creating or upgrading an orientation program." --John W. Newstrom, author, Transfer to Training and Games Trainers Play series
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