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.