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Orientation Ideas You Can Use Right Away

Orientation ideas developed by people participating in the IAAMC session – “Orienteering 101”:

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Manual for new employees (use as reference): client info, acronyms, holidays, company info

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Mentor to guide new employee (outside team/dept)

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Memo to new hire on who they are going to meet/agenda for first day

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Immediate supervisor gets new hire office ready (clean, flowers, supplies)

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Welcome sign

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Newsletter announcement

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Online programs to learn job after 1st week

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30, 60, 90 day review of company, co-workers, boss, job duties

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ASAE (trade association) HR info to help create the orientation

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Owner takes to lunch after 2nd week

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Team takes to lunch

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Update lunch at 30 and 90 days

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Assign to do presentation on the company’s clients

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Spread over 2-3 weeks for better retention

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1st day with HR and employee manual

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Share company philosophy (importance of trust, etc.)

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Give background info on clients they’ll work with

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Give list of where to find info, supplies, etc.

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Give them the Harris Audit Binder on their clients

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Association/company Bingo Card re: key parts of the company

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Find this person game (each staff provides 1-2 unknown facts about themselves and the person has to figure out who it is)

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Give plant

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Orientation is a whole year cycle

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Help them understand why staff is done the way it is

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Calendar of events

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Open door policy

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Welcome continental breakfast

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Use a checklist to be sure to do everything

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Staff other than supervisor or HR to review history, core values, culture

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Take employee on team and trade show calls

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1st week in office, 2nd week on the road with product/clients/vendor

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Share strengths/weaknesses of each client

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Orient in other office locations of the company

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Assign greeters

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Tours

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Welcome gift

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2 full days with employee

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All day class and video on company

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Email to all employees announcing new hire

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“Get to know” section on website

 

 

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