PLACEMENT AND ORIENTATION
If an organization wants to give job to any person, what does it mainly do? They
mostly contact the placement agencies or they themselves shortlist the persons
who have given their resumes and they interview them and give them placements
according to the organizations needs and requirements.
So placement mainly refers to the employee occupying the post or the position for
which he has been selected. Eg :-If there is a vacancy in the organization for an HR
Manager, a suitable candidate is selected for the particular post i.e. he has been
given the placement as an HR Manager.
Placement is always followed by Orientation.
Orientation refers to introducing the new employee to the other employees and
familiarizing him with the rules, regulations and the policies of the organization. Let
us take our own example, we had an orientation for B.M.S., so what were we told in
the orientation?? That attend lectures, don’t bunk them, they told us about the
faculty, the management and what B.M.S. is all about. So similarly there is an
orientation program for the newly employed persons where they are told what to
do, what not to do, they are given the job profile of their work, introduced to the
other employees and familiarized with the policies of the organization.
So joining a job marks the socialization of the employee at his work place. He is
introduced to his subordinates, his colleagues and his seniors. He is given the brief
presentation of the company and is given the charge of the job for which he has
The process of orientation can have a crucial and a long lasting impact on the
decision of the employee to stay on and also on his job performance. Eg:-If the
employee is satisfied with job he is doing i.e. he is satisfied with the salary he is
getting, he is satisfied with the working conditions, his colleagues, then he will give
his best to the company and his job performance will improve which will indirectly
improve the company’s performance.
So placement and orientation have a crucial role to play in the organization i.e.
it is crucial both for the employee and the employer.