From New Employee Orientation Training


What's in This Chapter?

  • Three reasons to evaluate your new employee orientation programme

  • Kirkpatrick's four-level model for evaluating training

  • Methods for capturing assessment information

How many times have you heard someone say, It was a great training programme but ? Unfortunately, that statement (or some variation) is spoken far too often and reflects a growing concern by both line managers and senior management that training is costly and not always worth the investment of time and money. This particularly may be true as it relates to a new employee orientation programme. Line managers may believe that the employee's time is better spent learning the job at his or her work site, not in a one-day or twoday session off-site learning information that could be acquired by reading the employee handbook or accessing the company's intranet.

This chapter will help you identify and use various methods to measure the value of the new employee orientation programme so that you can gain greater commitment from managers at all levels of the organization.

Purposes of Evaluation

There are three reasons to evaluate your new employee orientation programme:

  1. Determine whether the training achieved its objectives. Based on your discussion with key people in your organization, you set the goals and objectives for the programme. Evaluation is the only way to determine if those goals and objectives were met.

  2. Assess the value of the orientation programme. You will want to know the effect the program has on the employee's satisfaction with...

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Topics of Interest

Overview What's in This Chapter? Circumstances calling for a two-day or a one-day programme Guidelines for choosing the content of two-and one-day sessions Sample agenda for a two-day programme...

Overview What's in This Chapter? Purpose and goals of a new employee orientation programme Elements of an effective programme that addresses cognitive, affective and behavioural learning domains...

Overview What's in This Chapter? Discussion of the importance of new employee orientation Description of the target audience Explanation of how to use this book Employees are an organization's...

Overview What's in This Chapter? Purposes of evaluation Levels of measurement and evaluation Programme evaluation options This chapter will give you some ideas about how to evaluate your training...

Overview What's in This Chapter? Purpose and objectives of a departmental orientation programme Preparations for a new worker's arrival in the department Supervisor's responsibilities throughout...