Orientation Law and Legal Definition
Orientation, in the employment context, is the organized introduction of employees to their jobs, coworkers, and the organization. Some of the areas covered in a new employee orientation are policies, procedures, company history, goals, culture, punching in and work rules. Often the new employee is given a company tour and then provided with training on the job.
Benefits of an effective orientation include:
- improved employee retention rate
- reduced mistakes
- better customer service
- a positive attitude about the department, and
- better communication between supervisor and new employee.