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Welcome to DLaunch

An orientation program designed to help set new hires up for success

January 24, 2019

Deloitte recently launched a new and evolved orientation program called DLaunch. Not your typical run of the mill orientation, DLaunch was created to provide an engaging and interactive experience for new hires. The new program maximizes in-person time to focus on culture and connection during their critical first days.

“The experience is designed to help new hires feel valued, connected, and empowered to serve the organization and our clients,” shared Deloitte Services LP’s New Hire Experience Manager Rachel Meredith. “Everything from the activities, layout, colors, and the food was designed to reflect Deloitte’s culture.”

During the orientation, new hires meet with senior leaders and tenured professionals who share insightful experiences and tips to help them get acclimated and set up for success. New hires are also encouraged to interact and connect with each other through games and activities in a lively, collaborative environment.

First impressions

The first few days for new hires represent a critical period for our team to connect, engage, and to reinforce their decision to join the Deloitte family. We checked in with a few new hires to gauge their thoughts on DLaunch. Here’s what they had to say:

“You can tell that a lot of thought was put into the class. You got a sense that they probably collected feedback from previous classes and continued to refine what it was.”

- Chris Vinson, senior consultant, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Chicago

“It was a lot of fun. More fun than I’ve ever had in any orientation, that’s for sure.”

- Payne Coleman, manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Houston

“There were a lot of “aha” moments, with all the games and keeping the energy up and such a great group of people. It was just a wonderful experience.”

- Kairvi Tijoriwala, consultant, Deloitte Tax LLP, Chicago

“This was more collaborative than I expected. This was much more about getting us involved, rather than just going through presentations, and it’s just absolutely phenomenal what I learned through this program.”

- Ajay Kulkarni, specialist leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Dallas

“I felt like even though the Deloitte has over 80,000 employees, this helped make it feel like a small community. Everybody had the chance to interact with one another. I think this kind of environment really helped me to get started.”

- Bruce Gong, senior consultant, Deloitte Consulting LLP, San Francisco

“Deloitte brings on really brilliant minds. So, everyone around you is really smart. Coming in I was very nervous, but all of that was let go when you hear other people who felt the same way share their experiences. You feel you are in good company.”

- Ure Obiyo, consultant, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Dallas

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