New Employee Orientation Guidelines ECDS

Early Childhood Development Support Centres

Welcome to the New Employee Orientation Guidelines
New Employee Orientation is the opportunity to turn new hires into productive and committed employees. It is a widely known fact that majority of employees make their decision to stay with the company in the first 90 days of joining, making new hire orientation extremely critical. Employees want to know what is expected of them. New hires often make mistakes because they have not had the information necessary for them to do the job given to them. The new employee brings the skills and experience to the job, while the employer must provide specific training and information. A new hire may come on board not knowing everything that is required of them. With appropriate orientation we can ensure new hires get information necessary to be successful. If time is not invested into the orientation process issues may result such as: policy breach, poor representation of the employer, safety and security issues or lack of employee engagement. The employer needs to convey to the new hire, introduction to policy, procedure, environment, regulations, expectations and other key pieces of information. The goal of this orientation is to educate them about the business/organization that they have joined and to engage and value them as an employee. Their road map, if conducted properly, will provide the information they require to be productive employees. During this time, the employer is evaluating the performance and making sure that the person is suitable for the organization.
The guidelines are a resource that contains: a checklist for directors, an orientation timeline for the new employees and a resource information list. The templates are best practices which can be sourced and tailored to meet the individual requirements of Organizations. The guidelines can be accessed electronically at

New Employee Staff Orientation Guidelines 0713 (PDF)

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