New Employee Orientation program
Integrating new employees into an organization in a way that's both consistent with and supportive of the organizational culture and strategy is a huge challenge. When an organization experiences rapid, large-scale growth through acquisition, the challenge looms even larger. Yet, for companies to thrive in constant change brought on by acquisitions, mergers, rightsizing, and downsizing, they must develop proactive, innovative ways to communicate and support the organizational culture to cultivate their most valuable asset--their people.
Pegasus’s new employee orientation programs can play a significant role in helping new employees understand the business, learn about vision and values and how they are applied every day, and immersing new employees in the organization culture. The new employee orientation programs are designed to not only reflect the organization's unique mission, vision, values & culture, but also begin to immerse the employee in that culture.
Pegasus new employee orientation - A Blended Approach to Building Culture
Consider the paradox of traditional new employee orientation. Gathering new hires for a day of presentations is one of the most popular orientation methods, but also poses significant challenges.
First and foremost, there is often a gap between when new employees start and when they attend orientation, sometimes as much as three months. Group orientation can also be hard to coordinate, with many presenters to schedule. And with so much information to share in limited time, the unfortunate result can be a long day of one-way presentations and little meaningful dialogue. Important messages such as organizational values might be allocated as little as 15 minutes on the agenda.
Pegasus’s orientation program uses a blended approach where firstly the new employees are introduced to the organization's vision, mission and values by a senior representative of the organization this is followed up with activities which reflect them. This methodology has proved to be a very powerful tool for not only introducing a new hire to the culture, but to actually build culture through the orientation process.
While most in-house orientation programs include this type of information in a one-way presentation format, when this combined with interactive learning activities, employees can begin to experience the culture.
We engage with our client system in the pre program phase to understand the organization mission, vision values and culture. The faculty will then customize the program based on the specific requirements of the organization, adapting activities and process to meet predetermined goals and expectations.
- Members acknowledged the importance of team work, seriousness and role focus in achieving the organizations mission & vision – Especially those transitioning from campus to corporate
- Deeper understanding of organization culture and values.
- Moving from independency to interdependency
- Clear shift in the area of giving / seeking help to / from others.
To name a few