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Well-planned induction enables new employees to become fully operational quickly and should be integrated with the recruitment process.
The benefits of providing a good induction programme is to reinforce the positive first impressions employees have of your organisation, making new employees feel welcome.

Your new employee’s impression of the organisation will be made on how well they have been treated on their first day at the office. It is very important that someone inducts the new employee on their first day or within the first week. It is popular knowledge that new employees will decide in the first 30 days of working with an organisation, how long they will stay with them. Therefore, the benefits of providing a good induction programme are blatantly apparent. This approach also means that new employees can settle in and start contributing effectively to the organisations business as soon possible.

All new employee's should have the organisations's objectives and policies fully explained and be given:

· An overview of the organisation and structure

· A list of key staff within the organisation

· The organisational policies

· An explanation of the organisational culture

· Details of their role and responsibilities within the organisation

· All aspects of the employment relationship, levels of quality, performance, expected behaviour and conduct in the workplace

· Run through Health and Safety requirments within the workplace, and emergency and evacuation procedures

It is common practice that organisation's at the end of their Induction Programmes will ask the new employee to complete an acknowledgment form to ensure that they have understood all aspects of their role and responsibilities associated with that position.

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