Technology puts employees in orientation program’s driver seat

By Norm Tollinsky
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/21/2003

When new employees arrive for their first day on the job at the U.S. operations of General Motors’ financing division, they take a seat behind the steering wheel of a virtual GM vehicle.

Armed with a road map, they proceed to navigate their way through General Motors Acceptance Corporation’s (GMAC) orientation program.

The virtual dashboard on an employee’s computer screen features a steering wheel and a complete selection of functioning buttons and dials. There’s even a radio offering a choice of classical, jazz and rock music, along with volume control.