COM 295 Week 3 New Hire Communication

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COM 295 Week 3 New Hire Communication


Complete the
New Hire Communication Worksheet. 

Click the
Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

New Hire
Communication Worksheet


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.


1: Prewriting


Review the AIM planning process in Ch. 5 of Business Communication including the “Chapter Takeaway for Creating Effective Messages.


Analyze the situation described above by answering each of the following
questions with 1 to 2 paragraphs:


Review the assignment
directions above. What is the purpose of the message the HR employee is tasked
to write?



Who 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?



Which communication channel(s)
would you choose to deliver the message and why?



 What writing strategies can you use in your
writing of the message?


2: Drafting


company’s background to know about the culture, processes, and procedures
within the organization you selected.

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.


3a: Revising


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

  1. Does
    the message establish the credibility? Is there some supporting research
    you may use to deepen the credibility?

  2. Is
    the message clear? Can your audience read the message without many

  3. Is
    the message concise? Have you eliminated unnecessary verbiage in the

  4. Is
    the message easy to read? Have you used headings or bulleted lists to
    increase the clarity of your message?


3b: Final Message for Submission


Provide the final copy of your message here.


Save the document and
submit it as your assignment.
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