Developing team needs
Induction is an essential part of on boarding new recruits and familiarising them with organisation. Getting the induction process right can help get new employees up to speed and productive as quickly as possible.
Induction gives me the chance to welcome new employees and build on their positive attitude and enthusiasm for their new job.
It's also an ideal opportunity to familiarise new recruits with your organisation's policies on areas such as health and safety, equality and discrimination. Having a comprehensive, structured induction process has been shown to play a big part in improving long-term staff retention.
Induction doesn't have to be a formal process. However, it does need to properly planned and consistently delivered to ensure that all new employees are treated fairly and receive the same information. Having an induction check list can ensure that all areas are covered. The process needs to impart all the information that new employees need in a way that doesn't overwhelm them with information, or distract them from getting to grips with their job. Employing a 'buddy' system for a new employee's first week can help answer practical questions and deal with any problems in an informal way.
The first day at a new job is always a time of confusion. So many people to meet, and so much to learn, in a short span of time. A well-planned staff induction program can make it so much easier for new team members and so much more beneficial for the firm.
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Starting a new job is a stressful experience for new personnel. This will naturally affect the success of any induction program and can even cause the new person to ‘drop out’ if they feel excessively uncomfortable or pressured.
It is therefore worth spending time on effective induction, as real cost savings can be made in a number of areas; avoiding accidents caused through...