CHAPTER 9

Onboarding Your Employees—Getting It Right from Day One

When Jane Hyun used to conduct new-hire orientation sessions during her days in HR, they were held early on Monday morning, and scheduled at a time immediately preceding the time when the new hires started their first day of work. The session itself was an organized forty-five-minute presentation that provided an overview of policies, benefits, company history, and the business’s core values. Given that it was their first entrée into the company, the new hires were on their best behavior, looking to make a favorable impression. After the orientation, they went on to their first day of their jobs, and HR could only hope that their leadership would do their best to develop these ...

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