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Many Companies Lack Employee Orientation Programs

Many Companies Lack Employee Orientation Programs

With more opportunities presenting themselves in the labor force, many companies still need to improve their orientation programs for new employees, according to a new survey conducted by Accountemps.

The survey, which garnered responses from more than 500

With more opportunities presenting themselves in the labor force, many companies still need to improve their orientation programs for new employees, according to a new survey conducted by Accountemps.

The survey, which garnered responses from more than 500 human resources managers at companies with at least 20 employees, found 34 percent said their firms did not offer formal orientation programs for new hires.

This, despite the fact that 35 percent of respondents said a major benefit of orientation programs was to help the employee understand the guidelines, values and expectations of the company, according to the study.

"Employee orientation programs lay the groundwork for a smoother start to the job," Max Messmer, chairman of Accountemps, said in a release. "Without some type of onboarding process, new recruits may not become productive as fast or connect with the company's culture and values."

The Naples Daily News reports the first day at the office is critical for laying the foundation for a new hire. A genuine interest from the employer is likely to inspire the a new worker to exert maximum effort in the job and can go a long way towards retaining strong employees.