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Human Resources

New Employee Orientation

Leadership Programs | General Programs | Tuition Reimbursement

Employees at the County start learning on their first day. Our comprehensive New Hire Orientation focuses on the County not only as an employer but also as a service provider. New hires are introduced to the County's mission and quickly understand how essential every employee is to meeting the organizational goal of improving Kent County citizens' quality of life.

The following is an overview of the structure of the new hire orientation program.

Orientation Part 1 (held every Monday from 8am to noon) includes:

  • An overview of Kent County’s history, structure, and general workings,
  • Completion of required new hire paperwork,
  • A primer on IT systems, processes, and structure,
  • An explanation of, and enrollment in, County benefit plans,
  • A review of County policies and collective bargaining agreements,
  • General office safety practices, and
  • An overview of County-sponsored training opportunities.

Orientation Part 2 (held bi-monthly from 3pm to 5pm) includes:

  • An overview of, and training surrounding, Kent County’s cultural awareness and diversity and inclusion expectations and programs and
  • A review of County policies pertaining to diversity, harassment and discrimination, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

In order to ensure that all new County employees are equipped with the essential information detailed above, all new hires are required to participate in both sessions of the County's orientation program.

Contact Us

Human Resources

County Administration Building
300 Monroe Avenue, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 632-7440
(800) 386-4484 Toll-Free

(616) 632-7445

8:00am - 5:00pm

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