Too often companies fall into the habit of talking about onboarding and overlook the importance of orientation and the effect it can have on retention. There’s a distinct difference between the two. Onboarding builds an employee for their long-term career at your company and orientation provides them with the confidence to start.
Orientation should introduce employees to the company culture and their role within the company — it’s the first step toward their success and a vital part of the onboarding process.
In order to maximize first impressions here are some tips to create a better orientation: