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Success for Hire: Simple Strategies to Find and Keep Outstanding Employees by Alexandra Levit

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Improve New Hire Orientation: Help Employees Start on the Right Foot—and Reap the Benefits

In this chapter, you’ll learn to

  • create a structured orientation process that reduces both startup costs and employee anxiety and turnover
  • implement goodwill gestures that celebrate the new hire
  • include longer-term activities such as one-to-one meetings and satisfaction surveys
  • deliver consistent messages to a geographically dispersed workforce via web-based programs.

When I think of new hire orientations of jobs past, I remember watching cheesy, outdated videos, completing a marathon of poorly photocopied forms, and being escorted to an empty ...

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