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Ch 1: Start Off Strong at Your New Job

About This Chapter

Adapting to a new work environment can be challenging, particularly for employees who are new to the corporate world. The short lessons in this chapter can help your new hires adjust to your company by examining tips for starting off strong at a new job.

Start Off Strong at Your New Job - Chapter Summary

Use the videos in this chapter to ease the adjustment process for employees who are new to your company. You can use the lessons to help your employees understand the following:

  • How to succeed in the corporate world
  • The functions and characteristics of new employee orientation
  • The importance of interpersonal skills in the workplace
  • Tips for making ethical decisions

Employees will gain strategies they can use to start off strong at their new job. After reviewing the lessons, employees can take self-assessment quizzes to gauge their understanding of the materials. If you have any questions about the lessons, our instructors are available to assist.

How It Helps

  • Introduces corporate workplace culture: The lessons provide an overview of the corporate world to ensure your new hires understand the unwritten rules of workplace culture.
  • Strengthens professionalism: Employees learn what it means to be professional in the corporate world, including how to dress, behave and showcase reliability on the job.
  • Sharpens interpersonal skills: This chapter teaches employees the strategies they need to positively interact and communicate with co-workers and managers in an organizational environment.

Skills Covered

After watching the video lessons in this chapter, new hires will be able to:

  • Understand the steps necessary to succeed in the corporate world
  • Explain the purpose and characteristics of new employee orientation
  • Describe how sharpening interpersonal skills enhances one's work experience
  • Detail how to make ethical decisions in the workplace

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: Start Off Strong at Your New Job
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Tips for Succeeding in the Corporate World

1. Tips for Succeeding in the Corporate World

You are ready to jump into the corporate world, but are unsure of what you need to do to be successful. Use the tips in this lesson to increase your chances of success at work.

New Employee Orientation: Function & Characteristics

2. New Employee Orientation: Function & Characteristics

The function of new employee orientation introduces a new employee to the company, its policies, the coworkers and the job itself. Its characteristics include introducing the employee to the company's culture, roles and responsibilities, job description and other important things an employee will need to know.

Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace: Examples and Importance

3. Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace: Examples and Importance

The ability to communicate within an organization depends heavily upon people's interpersonal skills. These are the tools people use to interact and communicate with individuals in an organizational environment.

Practical Application: Assessing Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace

4. Practical Application: Assessing Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace

This questionnaire will help you self assess your interpersonal skills needed for success in the workplace. We'll go over how to analyze your results and next steps as well.

Ethical Decision Making

5. Ethical Decision Making

We have to make decisions every day, and many of these decisions have an ethical dimension. In this lesson, you'll learn about ethical decision-making and a process you can use to make ethically sound decisions. A short quiz follows.

Chapter Practice Exam
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