Year of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Other Degree Name/Area of Focus
Department or School/College
Department of Communication Studies
Greg Larson, Jonathan Tompkins
Human Resources, Informational Components, New Employee Orientation, Organizational Communication, Socialization Process, Socialization Tactics
University of Montana
When new members begin their employment with an organization, they make a transition from being an outsider to an insider. A significant moment arranged by the organization to facilitate socialization is the New Employee Orientation (NEO). This evaluation examines NEO in relation to the encounter stage of the socialization process. Focusing on what and how information is provided during the NEO program at the University of Montana (UM), this evaluation is based on research of the informational components of Klein and Weaver (2000) and the socialization tactics from Van Maanen and Schein (1979). General conclusions regarding NEO and socialization as well as recommendations for improvement are presented for the benefit of the Human Resource Services office at UM.
Sullivan, Shiloh M. A., "You Got the Job, Now What?: An Evaluation of the New Employee Orientation Program at the University of Montana" (2010). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 1205.
© Copyright 2010 Shiloh M. A. Sullivan