New job orientation should be viewed as more than just a requirement. It’s essential in helping you understand the company, how your team supports it, and how your role fits into the bigger picture. How can you get the most out of your attendance at orientation?
Consider five top ways You Can Maximize Your Onboarding and New-Job Orientation
1. See the Learning Opportunities
New hire orientation provides insight into the company that you might not hear anywhere else. You can learn about company history—how it was established and developed over the years, past accomplishments, and future investments and endeavors. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about the company’s partners, clients, or customers.
2. Embrace Meeting Leadership
When you’re introduced to the leadership team, it personalizes your relationship with the company. Many new employees say that meeting company leaders helps them understand organizational structure and their management style. It can also be inspiring to connect with leadership and feel like you’re part of the team. Be prepared to take a few notes and ask questions if the opportunity is given.
3. Get Culture Cues
Learning about company culture can help you understand your work environment. When you understand the culture, it’s easier to adapt to it, grow with the company, and make a positive contribution to the culture. Your understanding of workplace culture will grow as the following topics are discussed:
- Awards and recognition
- Core values
- Diversity training
- Flexibility at work
- Training and career development
- Wellness programs
4. Gain Insight on Compliance and Policy
Besides state and federal regulations, compliance and policy can vary from one company to the next. You can avoid confusion and legal problems by knowing what’s required by your new employer. Health and safety protocol need to be closely followed. And you should understand the requirements upfront.
Policies regarding vacation, absenteeism, leaves of absence and more will be discussed during orientation. When you report to your department, you can ask for details about certain policies apply to your team and your job role.
5. Prepare for New Job Orientation
Do what you can be alert and attentive at new job orientation and fully benefit from it. Some suggestions are below.
- Get plenty of rest the night before.
- Ensure you have the documentation (identification, licensure, certification, etc.) required to complete new hire paperwork.
- Review any documentation you are given in advance of orientation.
- Know when and where to report and where you should park.
- Be prepared to take a few notes and keep track of any questions you might have.
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- Call Center
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