Induction training is more than skills training. It’s about the basics that seasoned employees all take for granted: what the shifts are; where the notice-board is; what’s the routine for holidays, sickness; where’s the canteen; what’s the dress code; where the toilets are
What is Induction Training and how do we cater to your New Hire Induction Training
New employees also need to understand the organization’s mission, goals, values, and philosophy; personnel practices, health and safety rules, and of course the job they’re required to do, with clear methods, timescales, and expectations.
See also love and spirituality in organizations: trainers and new starters – anyone – can bring compassion and humanity to work. The starting point is actually putting these fundamental life-forces on the workplace agenda.
On the point of values and philosophy, induction training offers a wonderful early opportunity to establish clear foundations and expectations in terms of ethics, integrity, corporate social responsibility, and all the other converging concepts in this area that are the bedrock of all good modern responsible organizations.
Professionally organized and delivered induction training is your new employees’ first proper impression of you and your organization, so it’s also an excellent opportunity to reinforce their decision to come and work for you. Proper induction training is increasingly a legal requirement. Employers have a formal duty to provide new employees with all relevant information and training relating to health and safety particularly
Induction training must include the following elements:
- General training relating to the organization, including values and philosophy as well as structure and history, etc.
- Mandatory training relating to health and safety and other essential or legal areas.
- Job training relating to the role that the new starter will be performing.
- Training evaluation, entailing confirmation of understanding, and feedback about the quality and response to the training.
And while not strictly part of the induction training stage, it’s also helpful to refer to and discuss personal strengths and personal development wishes and aspirations, so that people see they are valued as individuals with their own unique potential, rather than just being a name and a function