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If you are recruiting there is a great opportunity to welcome and engage new staff members when they join the organisation. A good induction will also create a good impression as to how the organisation operates and supports it staff.
Induction can also often be referred to as on-boarding and it is important that there is a positive and structured approach provided from the outset to ensure that your new employee is supported during this key time of coming onboard.
New employees will generally need relevant information and equipment to perform their role and our Doc Spot documents can help you prepare what you need to induct people and record what has been undertaken.
Because there may be a lot of information to provide, it is useful to consider induction over a reasonable time period with key important information being given at the outset, and general leaving coming later.
Plan the day to cover thing such as:
Go through issues in more depth such as:
Have a catch up at the end of the first week to see how things have gone and if there is anything further that they feel they need.
Learning may take some time to complete depending on the type of role that is being undertaken and the level of training and experience of the new employee. The employee will likely also be in a probation period initially so it is good practice to keep up regular informal meetings with them to see how they are progressing and how they are adapting to their role. Any further information or training needs can be identified and build into the gradual integration of the employee to the organisation.
See also our guide on probation periods.