Business have learnt that employee orientation plays a very important role in the development and performance of an employee. Managers often assume incorrectly that workers have the same work ethic and knowledge of the workplace that they do. They presume that people know what is expected out of them. But the real fact is employees need to know not only how to carry out their duties but also the organization's policies, procedures and expectations before they take up their responsibilities. Thus New Employee Orientation (NEO) is an important phase for all companies to offer. The orientation process familiarizes new employees with company rules, regulations, people and the office layout. A new-employee orientation program will help new employees feel welcome and become adjusted quickly to a new work environment. Though orienting employees properly to their new work place is time consuming process, it is considered to be a wise investment of time which will reward the company with more productive and satisfied employees in the long run.
Cite this article:
G. Sindhu, R. Anitha. NEO: A Win-Win Approach for Employee Retention. Asian J. Management 2(4): Oct.-Dec., 2011 page 173-177.