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Successful Orientation Programs—Career Development by Stewart Hickman

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Chapter . Development and Implementation

Once you have determined the orientation objectives, it is time to develop the program. To do so, you will need assistance—information and opinions—from a variety of people. You will call on different people for more than program development help, however; you will also rely on others to help implement the program. Supervisors and co-workers of the new employees, and perhaps even the firm's president, play roles in conducting orientations.

Following are recommendations for an umbrella program, encompassing core content as well as departmental or individual content. These recommendations include general guidelines and what topics to cover—how to cover them, who should cover them, where, and when. Remember ...

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