Millennials rank cementing relationships and learning the corporate culture as the greatest challenge when transitioning into a new job, way ahead of learning their new job responsibilities. In fact, 28% of Millennials report quitting a job because they did not feel connected to the organization.
New employee orientations play a critical role in building organizational savvy and helping young employees connect to and navigate company culture. This can be done effectively, by off-lining administrative information from the orientation, to be accessed on an "as needed basis," and instead using the time to educate new hires on corporate history and culture and to help them establish bonds with their peers and others in the organization.
To learn how to design your new employee orientation to focus on acculturation, download my new whitepaper, From Orientation to Acculturation: What Really Belongs in Your New Employee Orientation and/or register for my May 13th webcast, New Hire Onboarding: Next Practices for Boosting Performance and Retention
Amy Hirsh Robinson, Principal, Interchange Group
Workforce Strategies for the New Economy