Hiring and Orientation: Setting the Tone of the Employment Relationship, Online Training Format

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  • 1.25 HRCI Credit
  • 1.25 SHRM PDCs
  • 1.5 Georgia CLE Credits
SKU: 575

Hiring and Orientation: Setting the Tone of the Employment RelationshipHiring a new employee can be difficult. With more and more qualified applicants in the workforce today, there may be only a fine line between several candidates who are competing for the same position. Making a final decision on which candidate to hire, and implementing that decision, is better accomplished by following guidelines. These guidelines will facilitate the process and help ensure that rejected applicants have no basis for discrimination allegations. This course will introduce you to the techniques for hiring new employees and provide guidelines for conducting a professional and satisfying orientation process for them.

Managers/Supervisors/Risk Management & HR Professionals

75 minutes

To help managers and supervisors understand why and how to perform pre- and post-job offers, the procedure for notifying rejected applicants, and how to successfully provide an orientation program for new employees.

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  • summarize the process for making a job offer;
  • identify the components of a successful orientation program and evaluate its effectiveness; and
  • explain the proper course of action for maintaining personnel files.

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1. The Hiring Process

  • Making a Job Offer
  • After an Offer is Made

2. Orientation

  • Purpose
  • Manager Responsibilities
  • Day One Agenda

3. Record Keeping


  • Electronic Mail and Online Services Usage Policy
  • Employee Orientation Checklist for Supervisors
  • Employee Personal Data Form
  • Employee Personal Data form for EEO-1 Reporting
  • New Employee Orientation Program Evaluation Form
  • New Hire Reporting Form (Florida)
  • Sample Job Offer Letter
  • Summary Record Retention Guide
  • The Hard Cost of Turnover
  • I-9 Form and Instructions
  • W-4 Form and Instructions


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The State Bar of Georgia has accredited this course for 1.50 hours of Regular CLE credits. For more information about CLE credits, visit The State Bar of Georgia homepage at

Hiring and Orientation: Setting the Tone of the Employment Relationship

Table of Contents

  • Course Objectives
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Hiring
    • Before a Job Offer is Made
      • Page 1
    • Making the Job Offer
      • Page 2, 3
    • After the Offer
      is Made
      • Page 4, 5
  • Chapter 2: Orientation of the New Employee
    • The Purpose of Orientation
      • Page 6, 7
    • Managers, Be Prepared
      • Page 8
    • What to Do on Day 1 – Welcome and Introductions
      • Page 9
    • What to Do on Day 1– Paperwork,
      and More Paperwork
      • Page 10
    • What to Do on Day 1 – Company Policies and Procedures
      • Page 11, 12
    • Use a Checklist
      • Page 13, 14
  • Chapter 3: How Good is Your Orientation Program?
    • Page 15, 16
  • Chapter 4: Record Retention
    • Maintain Personnel
      • Page 17, 18
    • Keep Some Records Separate
      • Page 19, 20
    • Minimizing
      • Page 21, 22
  • Chapter 5: Conclusion
    • Page 23
  • Chapter 6: Quiz
    • Page 24
  • Quiz (multiple choice)
  • Chapter 7: Time to Review
    • Page 25

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