Orientation from the Ground Up

New employee orientations are both dull and overwhelming. It may be time to rethink how to welcome new workers and reduce their uncertainty

In the business world, we take a lot of things for granted. Just as we don't need to be told that Paris Hilton is in the news today, we don't need to be informed that certain aspects of Corporate America's workplace are broken. We know it. We know that there is bureaucracy and sloth, that organizations do silly things, and that not all employees love their jobs. And we know that certain processes are bad, and we don't expect otherwise. One of the worst is the new employee orientation.

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