Orientation Handbook – Getting Employees Off to a Good Start


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Orientation Handbook – Getting Employees Off to a Good Start

Our Orientation Handbook training materials provides you with a fully-customizable package of courseware content for delivery to your employees and/or students. Everything you need to run the course is included, just add trainer!


All courseware print licences are perpetual – buy once and use forever!

  • Fully customizable. Sold on a site licence basis, you can tailor ALL content to meet specific learning or corporate requirements.
  • Digital download. Content is available to download after purchase.
  • Proven. Our course materials are used in hundreds of training centres around the world. Every course is fully beta tested and validated in the classroom before undergoing a full production release.
  • Simple… No need to invest in expensive DTP applications – all files are easily editable in any word processor.
  • Print on demand. You only need to print exactly what you need, when you need it.
  • Totally flexible. Courses can be modified to meet specific requirements. Sections can be removed. New content added. One or more titles can be combined. Whatever your training requirements, our courseware can help you meet that need.
  • Unlimited users. Content is sold on a site licence basis. You can train as many staff or employees at that location as you like. Forever!
  • Buy once. Use forever! You’re buying a perpetual licence. One payment gives you an unlimited site licence for use as long as you need it.
  • No limits! Unlike some content providers, our licence enables you to reprint the courseware as many times as you like. 1 student or 100,000. No limits…


Student manual

Fully customisable. May be opened in any word processor and changed to meet your exact needs.

Trainer manual

Fully customisable with additional information for trainers.

Ice breakers and classroom activities

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Pre-assignment exercise

Pre-assignment exercise. Fully customisable. Helps to reinforce the delegates understanding of the course contents.

Course outline

Content overview. Fully customisable. Comprehensive course overview to help you market your course to your customers.

PowerPoint presentations

PowerPoint presentations. Fully customisable. Complete set of PowerPoint slides for use by the trainer.

Sales information sheets

Sales information sheets. Fully customisable. Information sheets to help you sell your course to your employees or external customers.

Additional reading materials

Additional reading… Fully customisable. Give your students some recommended further reading materials for this course.

You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.

  • Finding, Hiring, and Keeping Good People To begin, participants will discuss the organizational 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.
  • Perception During this session, participants will explore how perceptions and appearances can affect orientation.
  • Fast Track 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.
  • The Eight Orientation Habits of World-Class Employers During this session, participants will learn what world-class employers do to make their orientation program a success.
  • Obtaining Buy-In This session will give participants some ways to get buy-in from supervisors for the orientation program.
  • The Commitment Curve Next, participants will learn about the employer/employee commitment curve, and how to make the orientation process work with it.
  • 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 organization.
  • Employee Training Participants will spend this session completing Kolb’s learning style inventory and learning how it applies to employee orientation and training.
  • Addressing Learner Needs and Expectations This session will teach participants how to define training expectations.
  • Working with External Providers Next, participants will discuss what to consider when working with external providers during orientation.
  • Adult Learning This session will introduce participants to the principles of adult learning. Participants will also discuss how to incorporate these principles into orientation and training.
  • How to Build and Sustain Interest During this session, participants will learn how to motivate their employees during orientation.
  • Bridging the Generation Gap Next, participants will take a brief look at resolving generational issues.
  • Creating Employee Manuals During this session, participants will discuss what should be included in employee handbooks.
  • A Checklist for Success 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.
  • Workshop Wrap-Up At the end of the day, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan