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5 Top Benefits of Orientation for a New Employee

5 Top Benefits of Orientation

Merely handing out a company’s handbook to an employee is not all that orientation entails. Instead, a company should engage an employee from day one. This will help the person to integrate into the new position or role successfully. Proper employee orientation takes quality effort and time but will be beneficial to both the employee and employer on the long run.

Here are the top benefits that accrue from proper employee orientation;

1: It Reduces Anxiety

Anxiety is common with new employees. Therefore, one of the great ways to reduce anxiety is to engage new employees in proper orientation. When anxiety is less, a new employee can learn and integrate better. Also, an employee is guided on job expectations with orientation and communication. This will help eliminate guesswork.

2: It Saves Time Ultimately

On the long run, proper orientation is a time saver. A well structured orientation should walk a new employee through the basics of the new job. This will help speed up their learning process. Ultimately, the new employees will need less time to perfect on the job and integrate perfectly into the team. Ultimately, it saves time for everyone – supervisors, coworkers, and the company as a whole.

A detailed and well structured orientation program also helps a new employee to generate answers that would help save time and speed up productivity. Indeed, proper and detailed orientation can be likened to mini-training for an employee.

3: It Helps Cut Back Employee Turnover

Adequate and proper orientation helps a new employee to feel welcomed and valued from day one. This in return helps to cut back or completely eliminate employee turnover. So, if you want an employee to be enthusiastic from day one and put in his or her best, orientation is a great tool to engage the new employee.

4: It Helps the Newbie to Have a Realistic Expectation

An employee will develop realistic expectations when given proper orientation. As a result, he or she will refrain from errors and oversights that can result in negative or debilitating outcomes.

5: It provides a Clearer Understanding of How the Organization Operates

Also, orientation helps new intakes to have real and practical knowledge of the organization. The information provided on the website is definitely not enough. New employees are able to come face to face with realities about the company’s policies, vision, mission, and mode of operation through detailed orientation. This is why an organization should not pay lip service to orientation. Instead, it should be a well structured program.

Finally, when you outsource work to a virtual employee, you should also provide detailed and well-structured orientation program.

Daven Michaels is a New York Times Best Selling Author and CEO of premiere global outsourcing company, 123Employee. The company employs hundreds of young bright individuals on three continents. His International event, Beyond Marketing Live! Inspires entrepreneurs to build & grow their business with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyle of their dreams.

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