It is one of the most underestimated aspects of business, but the induction really sets the tone for your relationship with new employees. Here is how to do it right.
Do not overlook new employees: If induction is not handled well, how are employees expected to play their role effectively? They need to be shown the way and have everything laid out to them from the start. Do not expect them to figure everything out on their own.
Remember to cover the basics: Take the time out to show new employees around the office building, introduce them to their new colleagues and fill them in on company policy regarding dress code, leave time and the like.Do not cut corners: When it comes to the actual job training, be as clear as possible. Supply the new employee with a training schedule so that they know what to expect in their first days or weeks with you.
Do not overdo it: While it is important to give induction your time, there is no need to drag it out. Do not spend weeks putting your new
employee through training exercises before you allow them access to real work; this will only make them feel inadequate.