New Hire Orientation is necessary for all new employees.  Orientation allows new hires to hit the ground running safely by empowering them with information. While initial orientation is critical, their education is ongoing.  A good orientation program features multiple components that you can pull out and use for retraining. You want to retrain the basics on a regular basis, even when the information should be well-known.  You also need to retrain when:

  • You have new information or revised best practices
  • You spot a deficiency
  • An employee experiences an incident (or near miss)
  • Company policy dictates retraining (usually according to a set interval)