Set New Hires Up for Success with the Right Orientation Program

Set New Hires Up for Success with the Right Orientation Program

by Alison Davis, Jane Shannon

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This Element is an excerpt from The Definitive Guide to HR Communication: Engaging Employees in Benefits, Pay, and Performance (9780137061433) by Alison Davis and Jane Shannon. Available in print and digital formats.


Build an orientation process that systematically improves the odds that your new employees will succeed!


You’ve just hired a terrific person. The bad news: There’s a good chance your new employee won’t work out. According to a study by Leadership IQ, only 19% of new hires achieve unequivocal success within 18 months. To increase your odds, build an effective orientation process and program. Traditionally, HR focuses on the orientation session. That’s vital, but not enough…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132763400
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 03/08/2011
Series: FT Press Delivers Elements
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 10
File size: 273 KB

About the Author

Alison Davis, CEO of Davis and Company, has helped companies such as Georgia-Pacific, IKEA, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, and PepsiCo engage and motivate their employees. She coauthored Your Attention, Please and contributes regularly to top business publications.

Jane Shannon, now an independent consultant, spent much of her career as VP of HR Communication at Citibank. Her clients have ranged from Texaco to Barnes & Noble, Bank of America to United Distillers and Vintners. She authored the best-seller 73 Ways to Improve Your Employee Communication Program.

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