New hire staff are like fledgling birds leaving the nest for the first time. Your work place is a whole new world and they are unsure of how to survive in your world. Employees need a good orientation to give them the lay of the land. Remember the in first Harry Potter book when Professor Dumbledore tells the students about the changing staircases and the forbidden forest? Dumbledore is providing them with the orientation they need to survive in the new world of Hogwarts.
Most of us come into to our new jobs with hope. We think that this could be the job. This time, I'll be one of "those people" who are always enthusing about how much she loves her job. We sat through our interviews and listened to the interviewer thinking, "Is this me?" and "Will I be happy here?" Then you decide that yes this is it or this is better than where I am at now and you take the leap. Where does it go wrong? In order for the good hires to last, they have to drink