Properly orienting and assimilating new hires to your firm are the first, and some say, the most critical steps to retaining quality team members. In this section, you will learn how the assimilation process is defined, why it is important, how to implement a successful orientation program, and how to create an overall assimilation process. The tools and articles that compliment the learning make employing an assimilation process and orientation program simple for any size firm. Refer to the Orientation-Assimilation Action Plan as a guide for following the proper steps to introducing this process to your firm.