Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Hire Orientation: The Musical

If you’ve had a job in your lifetime then you’ve been subjected to new hire orientation of some kind. Whether that was someone putting a paper hat on your head and telling you to up-sell with fries on each order or if it was a more formal orientation program in a large organization, you’ve been through it. And, from most accounts, it is typically the most boring time you’ll spend in your working career.

I joke at work that I would like to change our employee orientation to be like a broadway musical since it’s held in the auditorium and that would be a way to bring fun, creativity, and passion to the event. Click here to read the full article

The broadway musical approach would be one solution to the traditionally mind-numbing oriention. Another maybe more logical solution would be creating a personalized simluation which would train and fully immerse new hires into your workforce and culture.

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