An effective human resource professional knows that managing employee performance is more than responding to problems, conducting performance reviews, or hiring staff. Performance management begins with an orientation to the organisation and the job, and continues on a daily basis as employees are trained and coached.
A thoughtful new employee orientation program, coupled with an employee handbook (or website) that communicates workplace policies, can reduce turnover and those reductions save your organisation money. Whether your company has two employees or a thousand employees, don’t leave employee retention to chance. Engage them from the moment they are hired; give them what they need to feel welcome, and let them impress you with what they bring to your company. This two-day workshop is just the start that you need!
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know other participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Participants will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
Finding, Hiring, and Keeping Good People
To begin, participants will discuss the organisational activities required to find, hire, and keep good people, and how those activities tie into an orientation process.
Building Employee Commitment
Next, participants will learn about the four pillars of commitment: clarity, competence, influence, and appreciation.
During this session, participants will explore how perceptions and appearances can affect orientation.
This session will discuss what kind of orientation is best for short term employees.
Designing a Successful Orientation Program
Next, participants will think about their own experiences with orientation. They will combine this with a list of common orientation mistakes to develop a framework for designing a successful program.
Characteristics of a Successful Orientation Process
During this session, participants will discuss the top ten characteristics of a successful orientation process and how they can incorporate those items into their organisation.
The Commitment Curve
Next, participants will learn about the employer/employee commitment curve, and how to make the orientation process work with it.
The Nine Orientation Habits of World-Class Employers
During this session, participants will learn what world-class employers do to make their orientation program a success.
This session will give participants some ways to get buy-in from supervisors for the orientation program.
Participants will spend this session learning how Kolb’s learning styles apply to employee orientation and training.
This session will introduce participants to the principles of adult learning. Participants will also discuss how to incorporate these principles into orientation and training.
Working with External Providers
Next, participants will discuss what to consider when working with external providers during orientation.
Helping People Make Connections
In this session, participants will learn how to help people establish good relationships. They will also consider the value of a workplace buddy.
Creating Employee Manuals
During this session, participants will discuss what should be included in employee handbooks.
A Bridge to Onboarding
To wrap up the day, participants will create a checklist of necessary items for their orientation. Then, they will work with a partner to brainstorm ways to improve their current orientation process.
At the end of the course, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
For details on the differences between “in-house” and “all-inclusive” please see below
We’re keen to ensure that all the participants get the most out of the day, so ideally, we would love to have a room that has natural daylight, space to move, sit and write / work in small groups and utilise the wall space.
It helps to have the equipment provided but we can provide screen, projectors, flip charts and sound etc.
The “in-house” price includes training materials for all participants and a brilliant trainer… come coach… come facilitator.
The price excludes facilitator travel / accommodation (if required) and VAT.
Quite simply, we take all the hassle, stress and time required to organise your course off-site.
We will provide;
We think this is great value and ideal for companies who do not have the resource or time to organise the training.
Please see “Terms” for specific details on our all-inclusive offer.
Full Course Terms and Conditions are available upon request and are provided during the booking process.
Coming Soon! Our “Back to School essential Business Skills Lessons.
A range of short classroom based sessions that can be delivered in just 40 minutes!
Back to School allows every learner to create a personal “school” timetable based on the learning topics / lessons they need the most. They just attend the classes and then go back to work, minimising time away from the day job whilst picking up top tips on personal effectiveness, soft skills and leadership / management.
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Ican Development are a recognised Chartered Management Institute Centre offering a targeted range of high quality qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring as well as Leadership and Management.
We’re also very proud of the way we deliver our programmes with an emphasis on face to face learning using highly engaging and experiential approaches.
We are currently offering qualifications from Levels 3 to 6