Use the attached Chapter 5 reading to do worksheet that is also attached. Thank you!
New Hire Communication
Select a company
you are familiar with. Imagine that you work for the HR department of the
company. You are tasked to develop a message to orient new hires to the company
culture, process, procedures, and general information.
Compose a message
for new hires using the three-step process outlined in Ch. 5 of Business Communication.
Step 1: Prewriting
Review the AIM
planning process in Ch. 5 of Business
Communication including the “Chapter Takeaway for Creating Effective Messages.”
situation described above by answering each of the following questions with 1
to 2 paragraphs:
the assignment directions above. What is the purpose of the message the HR
employee is tasked to write?
is the audience? What are characteristics shared by the audience that the HR
employee should consider when writing the message? What do they already know?
communication channel(s) would you choose to deliver the message and why?
4. What writing strategies can you use in your
writing of the message?
Step 2: Drafting
Research your company’s background to
know about the culture, processes, and procedures within the organization you
Write a rough draft of the message
below using the analysis you did in Step 1. Make sure your message is
appropriate for the purpose and audience (e.g., new hires). Use an outline to
help organize your thoughts.
Refer to Ch. 5 of Business Communication for strategies of
researching background information and effective writing.
Step 3a: Revising
Copy and paste the message you drafted in
Step 2 below. Proofread and edit the message using the “Track Changes” feature
under the “Review” tab to show you are actively engaged in proofreading and revision.
Review Ch. 5 of Business Communication to
learn more about revising messages before you start. Use the following questions
as guidance when you proofread the message.
- Does the message
establish the credibility? Is there some supporting research you may use
to deepen the credibility?
- Is the message clear?
Can your audience read the message without many questions?
- Is the message concise?
Have you eliminated unnecessary verbiage in the message?
- Is the message easy to
read? Have you used headings or bulleted lists to increase the clarity of
Step 3b: Final
Message for Submission
Provide the final
copy of your message here.
Save the document and submit it as