Orientation is a process for introducing new employees to the organization, its mission, its activities and programs, as well as their job. An employee handbook is often used in an orientation session. The handbook serves as a ready reference to the material covered during the orientation session. The orientation of new employees can provide a great refresher or learning opportunity for their colleagues, who can be asked to present information or guide the newcomer.
Related HR Management Standard 2.5
All new employees are oriented to the position and to the organization.
Sample Resources: Orientation
Assign a buddy to each new employee so that the new employee has a person to go to for assistance and information when the supervisor is not available. The buddy should be an employee who can provide accurate information in a professional and personable manner.