Does Organisational Socialisation Resembles Employee Orientation? Or is There More to It? (A Comprehensive Review of Literature)

Hewawaduge Menaka Nishanthi


The concept of organisational socialisation has been widely tested in the international context as well as in local context with the view that it is a process where novel candidates are familiarised to the current organisational setting. Hence, it is viewed as an orienting programme. However, it is worthwhile to examine whether the process of organisational socialisation is a mere employee orienting programme or whether there is more to it than this. This viewpoint is assessed below through a comprehensive literature review.

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