Employee orientation is a part of onboarding process where the new employees meet with their teams and are made to attend a seminar that introduces them to the company culture, scope, future agenda’s, and etc. The orientation’s are suppose to be light hearted and a friendly gesture where the company subtly but directly tells the employee of their roles and duties in the organisation.
A new employee on their first day feels anxious, doubtful and uncomfortable and orientations are meant to diminish such feelings of their new talent and make them comfortable. An HR makes sure that the new employee has been introduced to their team members and is clear about their job profile and responsibilities.
During an orientation, apart from briefing the employee about the company, they can share informal information such as nearest coffee shop to the workplace, delicious food to be ordered, monthly fun activities that employees enjoy etc.