what is orientation?

A comprehensive orientation for the new employee includes....

why is it important?

Orientation is important because it lays a foundation for the new employee’s entire career with the department. First impressions are important since they establish the basis for everything that follows. Without orientation, a new employee sometimes feels uncomfortable in his/her new position and takes longer to reach his/her full potential

supervisor's responsibility

It is important to develop good communication with the new employee from the start. Distinct, well-defined expectations will reduce potential misunderstandings that may occur later. The more an employee knows about where he/she works, the more comfortable he/she will feel in his/her new position.