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An employee's experience during their first few days will affect the rest of their tenure. It is critical to begin with an effective, positive and fun new hire orientation for the future success of your new employees.  Even before the employees hire date, you can make a positive impact with a call to the employee two or three days before their start date, welcoming them, letting them know what time to arrive and what they can expect during their first day and first week on the job.  Studies show that a well-planned orientation can contribute to length of employment, better work attitudes, more effective communication and fewer mistakes.  Your new hire orientation is your chance to set a positive tone for a hopefully long lasting and mutually beneficial relationship.  

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