employee orientation and office etiquette
A member of upper management sent me a copy of an article he'd read over the weekend about college graduates who are taking their first job and what they should keep in mind in terms of office etiquette. The article was about not being too loud, being brief and discreet when using a cell phone, not decorating their cube with things like posters of musicians (or other items that may make them look unprofessional), and other things of that nature (including a few peculiar ones like "don't eavesdrop" and "don't gossip"). The gist of the article was basically telling readers (new grads starting new jobs) that they're not in college anymore, that they're in a professional environment, and should act accordingly.
I should add here that we hire quite a few 'straight out of college employees' each year. Anyway, along with the article, this manager attached a message that he'd like to see "these sort of things get incorporated into [our] new employee orientation program." I intend to comply with his request, but I'm also concerned about how to present such information in a way that doesn't in fact make new hires feel like they are still in school (and I don't want to insult them). Frankly, I also feel like these are the type of behaviors that should be addressed if they show themselves (and that a preemptive discussion on them seems unnecessary).
Any ideas on how I might put this into our orientation training without getting things off on the wrong foot with new hires?