Engage Associates At Orientation With Thoughtful Activities 1 Engage Associates At Orientation With Thoughtful Activities

Engage Associates At Orientation With Thoughtful Activities

By Joseph Gerstel (August 25, 2022, 5:18 PM EDT) — It’s almost 9:30 a.m. The seats are filling up with eager new associates as orientation is about to start. There’s a bit of a nervous undercurrent, and you can almost hear the doubts in the back of many minds: Do I really belong here? Am I worthy? Will I enjoy working here?

The wheel turns, and associates come and associates go. As summer turns to fall, the coming of associates waxes prominently as law firms once again prepare to welcome new associate classes.

But the going of associates — the historic retention issues faced during the pandemic and the threat they presented…