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Nothing is quite as nerve-wracking as starting a new job. And when that job is your first job or first in a new industry, it can be completely terrifying… but also slightly exhilarating! You can’t wait to see where you’ll be working, get to know who your coworkers, and – perhaps most importantly – show them what you can do! Hey, you were hired for a reason, right? Although your employer obviously did see something in you – something enough to hire you, it’s important to take a step back and realize a few things before your first week on the job.

Whether you’re starting your first job or you’re an experienced worker, there is no better time to make a good first impression than your first day at work. It doesn’t matter if it was your skills and experience or simply your availability that landed you the job — you still have an obligation to be prepared to do your job for the company that hired you. You may not accomplish much on your first day, but you will meet a lot of other employees, and possibly managers or executives who might later be responsible for your raise or promotion.

It Is All Up To YOU: Be Prepared!

  • YOU will need to integrate yourself into the company’s culture and work environment.
  • YOU need to prove that YOU are genuinely interested in the job and are eager to become a valuable member of the team.
  • How well YOU fit into your new job will greatly determine the amount of success YOU can achieve.
  • Before YOU start your first day of work, YOU should consider what YOU could do to give yourself the best chance at success.

Our Workplace Readiness Training Course will prepare students to take on the stresses of a new position in perhaps a new industry.

Group Exercise

The skit below was created from a manufacturing / production / warehouse emergency scenario. In the scenario, there were 50 people working in the manufacturing environment and 5 people working in the warehouse. A fire breaks out in the warehouse and one worker has a panic attack. The students had to create a workplace solution and process for this scenario based on information they had been provided previously.

8 Emergency Planning Tips at the Workplace

  • Plan for a Wide Variety of Emergencies
  • Make Sure the Key Players in Your Plan Know Their Roles
  • Include all Contractors in Your Emergency Planning
  • Address the Needs of Disabled Workers
  • Make Sure All Emergency Exits are Accessible
  • Coordinate Emergency Planning with Local Authorities
  • Do Practice Drills and Revise Your Emergency Plan Based On Results
  • Plan for Impact of Workplace Emergencies on Business Operations
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