Orientation Handbook: Getting Employees Off to a Good Start Course Outline

Orientation Handbook: Getting Employees Off to a Good Start

How to Use This Guide

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Finding, Hiring, and Keeping Good People

Session Three: Building Employee Commitment and Engagement

The Four Components


Clarity Exercise




Session Four: Perception

Why Perception is Important

Your Perceptions

Session Five: Fast-Track Orientation

Session Six: Designing a Successful Orientation Program

Using Your Experience

Mistakes to Avoid

Session Seven: Characteristics of a Successful Orientation Process

Session Eight: The Commitment Curve

The Big Picture

Stages of the Curve

Applying the Curve

Session Nine: Nine Orientation Habits of World-Class Employers

Session Ten: Obtaining Buy-In

Session Eleven: Employee Training

Preparing Effective Training

Addressing Learner Needs and Expectations

Learning and Training Styles

Building and Sustaining Interest


Case Study

Session Twelve: Adult Learning

Principles of Adult Learning

Applying the Principles

Session Thirteen: Working with External Providers

Session Fourteen: Helping People Make Connections

Establishing Good Relationships

Buddy, Please Help Me Out…

Session Fifteen: Creating Employee Manuals

Session Sixteen: A Bridge to Onboarding

Recommended Reading List

Post-Course Assessment

Pre- and Post-Assessment Answer Keys

Personal Action Plan