How Induction Program can be made useful for new Joinees
A successful employee induction process sets up an employee for a great experience with your company; however, if this process does not go so well, it is more likely your new employee will have a difficult time at your company, perhaps even resigning down the track.
For this reason, employee onboarding should be taken quite seriously. You need to quickly determine what you can do to maximise the likelihood that an employee will be successful with the company and then focus your induction on these activities.
A Checklist that covers the basics of your employee induction proves, For example, you can include items such as;
· Assign a ‘buddy’ system where the new employee can go, to seek advice and assistance. This person may be able to offer ‘on the job’ coaching to fast-track the new employee’s development
There are a number of activities you can do, besides the usual ‘walk around and introduce them to everyone’. For example;
A job description doesn’t need to be long and academic. It can contain the basic highlights as ;
Don’t just complete your first week's induction and leave it! Schedule a face to face with the new employee after a few weeks, and find out what is going on with them, what challenges they have found integrating with your team, etc.
It is vital in those early days that you are easily accessible by any new employee, so they can learn and understand your expectations and vision for the team.
The best way to improve your employee induction process is to ask your recent hires about their experiences. For example, these three questions normally yield some good answers;
This gives you great feedback to consider and include in your future inductions, as your team grows.
New employees need to feel at home and become as productive as possible in the shortest amount of time. A little effort from management and some planning around your employee induction process can reap the rewards for everyone, quickly.
The nine points we raised, again are;
All the best with your next hire, and congratulations for growing the team!