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Managerial Communication and the Brain by Dirk Remley

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CHAPTER 6

Correspondence: Communicating Information to New Employees

When a new employee is hired into a unit, someone often is asked to introduce the newcomer to the nature of the work in that unit as well as the work expected. This provides an orientation for the new employee. Much of this message is informational, but to some degree it is persuasive. The company is trying to persuade the new hire to “buy into” the culture of the unit or company. The employee conveyed interest in working for the company through the job application, of course; but what does he understand of the company’s culture and practices? Not much, until he starts working.

The Welcome Message

Consequently, the “welcome” message needs to be inviting while informative, considering ...

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