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In this new report you’ll learn all about the 4 most common mistakes organizations make during orientation.  And, you’ll get plenty of practical tips to avoid making them yourself.

For example, did you know that creating a Peer Mentor Program can help decrease turnover for experienced caregivers with years of experience as well as new Caregivers with little or no training?  It’s true!  And it’s all in the Framework for a Fantastic Orientation!

Here’s a sneak-peak of what’s inside!

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL SAYS:

“The first few minutes of new employee orientation, if done right, can lead to happier and more productive workers and, ultimately, increased customer satisfaction. Unfortunately, a lot of companies do it wrong.”

FOUR ORIENTATION MISTAKES YOU MAY BE MAKING

4. It’s all about the company, not the employee.  Most companies begin orientation by talking about the company culture and/or mission statement. It seems like a natural place to start! Then there’s a transition into general rules for being an ideal employee.  But, now the experts say that’s not the best way to begin!

3. It’s an information dump.  You just need a warm body to hit the ground running ASAP! So, you hand the new hire a stack of papers to sign, an employee handbook and assign a few videos to watch.

2. No opportunities to engage with team.  Plenty of orientations last a few hours, or even a whole day.  Then, the new hire is assigned a patient load, and left on her own.  There’s no preceptor or peer mentor.  And, there’s no formal follow-up to see how things are going.

1. There is no plan at all!  The number one complaint from new hires about orientation is that there seemed to be no plan at all!  Some say “I don’t think they even knew I was coming!”

About this Guide

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) don’t just happen in hospitals. An HAI can develop any time a person gets sick while under the care of a healthcare team and that includes home care and long-term care facilities.

Proper hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of infections. Yet, study after study shows that more than half of all healthcare workers do not wash their hands as often as they should.

This resource will help you…

  • Nearly 99,000 people die in the US each year from HAIs. That’s more deaths than breast and prostate cancer combined.

  • On average, you come into contact with 300 surfaces every 30 minutes, exposing you to 840,000 germs.

  • That’s why 80 % of all infectious diseases are spread by hands.

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