Organizational Socialization through Employee Orientations, Example Case

Organizational socialization is the process by which employees learn about and adapt to new jobs, roles, and the culture of the workplace. Early socialization factors may indicate a new employee’s  job satisfaction and influence his or her longevity in the organization.

North Carolina State University Libraries has built a strong employee orientation program based on the belief that early socialization contributes to the success of new employees. Its orientation model includes a focused orientation session, a checklist, and individual meetings with key library faculty and staff. All aspects of the orientation focus heavily on socialization factors such as understanding the Libraries’ mission and values, meeting key people within the organization, and becoming acquainted with other new colleagues. This paper details the Libraries’ orientation approach and the research that supports it.

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Source: North Carolina State University Libraries

Author: Angela Ballard and Laura Blessing