are faced with several issues when they hire new employees. Skill
building, developing process knowledge, creating awareness for quality,
and cost are but a few of these issues. An organization is also faced
with developing an employee's understanding of the culture and rules
of a new environment. Typically, employee orientation programs focus
too much on the specifics of policies, rules, and benefit-related
topics and too little on equally important topics such as learning
the organization's values and individual job skills.
in implementing a workplace orientation rather than an employee
orientation training program. Building upon an employee's understanding
of the organization's culture is what builds a foundation that fosters
further organizational development and commitment. Getting employees
involved in organizational planning is more beneficial than only educating
them about specific rules.
CESD helps work
with organizations to customize their workplace orientation training
to suite their specific needs. For example, at some facilities, new
employees need to be taught particular skills to learn their jobs
support from an organization's leadership in conveying important cultural
values to new trainees as well as rules and benefit-related knowledge.
to workplace orientation:
can develop an understanding of organizational core values and see
how they are lived in the workplace.
policies, organizational values, background, and history help new
employees develop an awareness of how the organization functions.
perspectives are made clear and employee expectations are well defined.