How to Plan & Implement an Induction & Orientation Program

How to Plan & Implement an Induction & Orientation Program

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This article provides a general guide Activity Coordinators can use to plan and implement an Induction & Orientation Program; the specific requirements for each facility will differ.

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An Induction and Orientation Program helps prepare new staff in an efficient manner. It shows them what skills and behaviours they will need to become high-functioning employees.

In this article we cover:

  • What is an Induction & Orientation Program?
  • Who is Responsible for Induction & Orientation?
  • Benefits of Induction & Orientation for New Employees
  • Benefits for Organisations
  • Designing and developing an 'Induction Handbook'
  • Planning an Orientation Program
  • Mentor Responsibilities
  • Orientation Day
  • Orientation Checklist for Activity Coordinator (sample)
  • Orientation Checklist for New Employee (sample)

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Susan 11th May 2021 Activity Director
Hi Kevin
Thanks for sharin
Good luck to you
Kevin 10th May 2021 Activity’s Assistant
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Talita 10th May 2021
Thanks so much for your feedback and inspiring words Kevin. All the best! I'm sure you are going to do wonderful things and make a difference x
Talita 22nd Mar 2016
Thanks Patrice, I very much appreciate your feedback.
Patrice 22nd Mar 2016 Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
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Satomi 22nd Mar 2016 Carer / Activity Coordinator
Thank you for the detailed information. Currently I am studying a unit called Leadership in Health Care and this information is very useful once I need to attend the interview and beyond. Satomi
Talita 22nd Mar 2016
Thanks for the feedback Satomi!