Induction training is a process of introduction of a new employee to the culture and practices in the organization. In real terms and employee learns about the new organization over the entire period of service but it is a good practice to impart induction training within a few days after joining. Induction training is not the responsibility of any one manager but it is the joint responsibility of senior managers and section in charges. Every organization should have its unique induction training manual which clearly documents the induction requirements and programs for new entrants.
All employers depend mainly on two key resources for meeting their manpower requirements. Preference is always given to experienced persons who have worked in the same disciplines in similar work environments. On the other hand sometimes due to non-availability of skilled manpower they have to recruit persons fresh from academic institutions.
Entrants from academic institutions require vigorous induction training as they have no exposure to workplace environments. Experienced entrants though well versed in their specialized areas need an introduction to the work ethics and policies of the new organization. However, for both the groups a common induction program is needed to cover essentially the following main topics:
- Rules and regulations of the organization
- Vision and mission of the organization
- Organizational hierarchy and individual responsibilities
- Introduction with senior management
- Safety regulations
- Quality management systems
- Group activities and products
- Important standard operating procedures relevant to the new entrant’s department
- Sharing information on potential markets and clients
- Management expectations from the employee
- Understanding of new employee expectations and aspirations
Induction training is the first official interaction between the new entrant and the company’s management. The time spent at this stage with the new entrants pays long-term dividends in terms of higher productivity, disciplined conduct and fewer accidents. It also provides an opportunity to learn past experiences of new entrants which may prove beneficial if adopted in your organization.
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