FIVE STEPS TO GETTING INDUCTION RIGHT

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FIVE STEPS TO GETTING INDUCTION RIGHT Joining a new organisation is an exciting and challenging time – new colleagues, new systems, and new environment. A good induction program welcomes new employees and helps them ‘learn the ropes’ quickly and effectively, enables them to contribute more rapidly and ensures that the employer has met their employment and legal responsibilities. On the other hand, a poor induction period can leave the new recruit feeling unsettled and unsure, so they take longer to learn what they need to make a contribution. In the worst case, the new recruit may be so discouraged they leave within a few days or weeks making it more than twice as expensive as the initial cost of recruitment. The following five steps talk about the key factors in getting induction right: timing, priorities, medium, message and motivation. 1. GET THE TIMING RIGHT Often, Induction training is done when enough new or newish recruits can be gathered together in one place. When induction training is done during the first few weeks of starting, new recruits will feel welcomed, get a consistent message, and settle in and become a productive member of staff more quickly. Don’t attempt to cover everything in the first day … or even the first week! Phase your Induction training so that you allow the new recruit to settle into their new workplace before asking for a major contribution. Plan the Induction phase so that activities are varied, maintain
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