Hiring and Orientation: Setting the Tone of the Employment Relationship <br><small><em>HRCI: 1.25 Credits <br>SHRM: 1.25 PDCs</em></small>

Hiring and Orientation: Setting the Tone of the Employment Relationship
HRCI: 1.25 Credits
SHRM: 1.25 PDCs

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Hiring 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 & 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.


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

HRCI logoThis program has been approved for 1.25 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute. (The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®)  criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.)

SHRM logoThe Human Equation is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit SHRM.