Why Induction is so important for new employees?
Many employers take a casual approach to induction, relying on new employees to figure things out on the job as they go, or by following the lead of other employees, which may or may not be the most effective way for them to learn.
It is important for new employees to hear from the business leader what the purpose, direction and values are of the organisation. This allows them to put their job/contribution into perspective and gives them a greater purpose for work.
A well thought-out induction program is one of the most effective and efficient ways to bring new team members up to speed on a whole range of company policies and legislation that apply to the role, plus a strong understanding of how and what the company delivers its services and/or products
Here’s the 5 key reasons induction programs are essential
1 Workplace Culture
New employees need to align and be assimilated into your workplace culture. They need to understand your values and the behaviours that drive those values.
Educate employees about your company policies on safety, bullying, sexual harassment, and other critical policies. This will help to protect the business by preventing incidents and better defending any claim.
Inductions programs help employees to adjust to their new role, make a smoother transition into the business and assimilate into the company culture. This ultimately helps retention of employees and saves on recruitment costs and helps employees to feel supported
4 Saves time and money
Saves your business time and money in the long term as a well-developed induction program can be easily replicated for each new employee (great systems available to automate) and added to with new information when necessary
5 Company Reputation
Inductions help to establish a professional impression of the business, including the way you deliver customer service
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