chapter  6
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Evaluating Your New Employee Orientation Programme

How many times have you heard someone say, ‘It was a great training pro-

gramme but . . .’? Unfortunately, that statement (or some variation) is spoken

far too often and reflects a growing concern by both line managers and senior

management that training is costly and not always worth the investment of

time and money. This particularly may be true as it relates to a new employee

orientation programme. Line managers may believe that the employee’s time

is better spent learning the job at his or her work site, not in a one-day or two-

day session off-site learning information that could be acquired by reading the

employee handbook or accessing the company’s intranet.