Orientation Checklist

Employer Orientation Checklist

    1. Orientation to the company:
      _____a. history, philosophy, mission
      _____b. organizational structure
      _____c. formal and informal policies
      _____d. status of position and benefits
      _____e. opportunity for advancement

    1. Orientation to the department or office:
      _____a. office tour and introductions
      _____b. office hours and work schedule
      _____c. record-keeping and time sheets
      _____d. dress code
      _____e. procedure for sick leave
      _____f. parking
      _____g. lunch
      _____h. work space and office supplies

    1. Orientation to the job:
      _____a. job description
      _____b. goals and objectives for work session
      _____c. standards of performance
      _____d. evaluation process
      _____e. reward system
      _____f. required meetings

    1. Integrate students in the workplace:
      _____a. introduce student to fellow workers
      _____b. discussion of group norms/values
      _____c. explain proper channels of communication
      _____d. involve students in organizational activities and meetings when appropriate

    1. Provide support to the student:
      _____a. schedule time to talk about student's adjustment to the work environment
      _____b. help student find a role within the organization
      _____c. discuss individual values and goals
      _____d. encourage student to ask for help when needed
      _____e. help student constructively confront problems

    1. Provide the student with opportunities to:
      ____a. test his/her abilities
      ____b. make a contribution
      ____c. be appreciated/recognized

  1. Stimulate intellectual growth:
    ____a. present challenges
    ____b. progressively add responsibility
    ____c. provide feedback
    ____d. encourage independent thought and innovative ways to problem solve
    ____e. invite new ideas