7 Benefits Of A New Employee Induction Program
July 19, 2010 3 Comments
So you’ve spent time and money attracting and hiring a fantastic new employee. Now how confident are you that you’ll keep them for more than six months?
Did you know the first few weeks on the job will either engage your new employee, or motivate them to leave! In fact it’s the first few days that creates the strongest impression. A poor first impression is very difficult to reverse.
The key to achieving a positive impression is to create an organised, structured and informative new employee induction program. Do you have one in place?
The objective of an induction program…
Is to ensure the new employee is set up to succeed in their new role. You need to ensure they understand:
- The company, policies and organisation structure
- Job, department and company goals and objectives
- All aspects of the employment relationship
- Available communication channels
- The geography of the work place
The transition to new employment can be a challenging (and rewarding!) time for new employees. Skilled professionals are used to performing their job without having to frequently ask for help. The first month can be particularly frustrating, and is a time when employees can place additional stress and pressure on themselves. You can help alleviate this pressure by taking the employee through an induction program.
7 Benefits of an induction program…
- Accurate information is received by the new employee
- Employees are kept focused and busy from day one
- Good work habits are quickly installed
- The new employee feels welcome
- A professional impression of the company and your management style is created
- Key stakeholders are met
- Clear expectations are established to help employee performance