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A Better Way To Present Your Company to New Employees

Posted by: Rod Kurtz on January 8, 2010

For many new employees, the first day at new jobs can become tedious as they get introduced to company rules and regulations. While most companies use a static method for their orientation presentations, tailoring your presentations for each new employee will have a more immediate impact on their productivity.

Traditionally, organizations just hand a new employee the company handbook, and someone from human resources gives a brief presentation on company procedures. However, if you take the time to have an interactive presentation with multiple presenters who can talk about the various aspects of the employee’s day-to-day activities, the lessons taught to the new employee will be more effective.

The goal of the orientation presentation with multiple presenters should be to familiarize the employee with the company’s history, goals, culture, mission, and plans for growth—as well as to communicate how much the new employee will matter to the organization. This preliminary information should also address standard first-day issues, such as benefits, taxes, and payroll.

With thorough preparation and customized learning, new employees will absorb all necessary information and start thinking of themselves as a critical part of the company right from the start.

Laila Rossi
Platinum Solutions
Reston, Va.

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