Imagine yourself walking into the office on the first day of your very first real full-time job. You are terrified. There is so much you need to learn and you are hoping you won't make embarrassing mistakes.

Imagine yourself walking into the office on the first day of your new position as Senior Vice-President of a company. You need to "hit the ground running" and aren't even sure where to find your personal office.

Imagine having accepted a position via phone and e-mail and are now about to start working from your desk in your second bedroom at home. You aren't even sure how to communicate with anyone - or who to communicate with in this new company where almost everyone works remotely.

Those are all things to consider when on boarding new employees. Some companies have formal New Employee Orientation Programs in place to help with the process, and we will explore some of those ideas as well.

Learning Objectives

On boarding roles and responsibilities for HR professionals

The needs of the entry-level employees

Roles and responsibilities in the workplace

  • How do I dress
  • What time should I show up
  • Personal/social concerns
  • Day one thoughts

The basics: creating comfort for the entry-level new employee and others

  • The physical environment and needs
  • About the company

On boarding new employees who have prior work experience

The "hard" stuff

  • Legal requirements
  • Policy and procedures
  • Chain of command
  • Review of responsibilities
  • Physical and technical needs

The soft-stuff

On boarding the executive

  • Taking care of the executive
  • Relocation help
  • Expectations

On boarding the person not in your location

  • In a satellite location
  • Home - or alone in a different location
  • Teams working remotely

New employee orientation

Three months later

About the company itself

Employee services

Compliance training

Miscellaneous information

The lonely employee

Why should you attend?

All too often people are hired and expected to find their own way around. Often there are social and cultural expectations that are not clear to the newcomer. I've seen people fail because they didn't have any help finding their way around the expectations and culture of the company.

Too, they probably weren't even given all the tools they needed (computer, phone, etc.) in order to start working.

Because the more help you give or receive as a new employee the faster you can get up to speed and be an active contributor to your organization. This employee on boarding course is especially important for the HR recruitment process and for anyone responsible for helping another person get acclimated.

Who Will Benefit

  • HR Professionals
  • Training Professionals
  • Senior Vice President
  • Vice President
  • Managing Director
  • Regional Vice President
  • Project Managers
  • Directors
  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Senior Managers
  • Business Owners
  • Consultants


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Dr. ArLyne Diamond transforms individuals, groups, and organizations. She has a broad experience including business, education, psychology, marketing, management, economics, and law to enable her to Know More

Ms. ArLyne Diamond, Ph.D.