Induction is one of the most important stages in the recruitment process. Yet, many businesses overlook the value of a carefully planned and organised induction procedure. Induction, in fact, helps the company and its inductees start off on the right foot and reduce the time that new hires need to settle into their new roles. Most of all, it reduces the possibility of losing a new hire within the first few days of their employment.
Here are 5 reasons why induction procedures are essential for any business:
1. Induction gives the new team member confidence in your business practices
It is common for new employees to feel insecure or anxious about their new role and how they fit in your organisation’s culture and business practices. The onboarding process is an opportunity for the business to make a good first impression and ensure the employee feels welcome.
Induction provides employees with a clear understanding of how the organisation works, where it is now, where it envisions itself to be in the future, and how they, as new recruits can contribute to making that vision a reality. It also ensures employees have insight into the company’s background, culture, values, policies, benefits, learning and development, and health and safety policies, among others.
2. Induction sets the scene for the inductee’s new role
Another objective of the induction process is to introduce the new employee to the organisational setup and their primary duties and responsibilities. At the end of the induction process, the new employees should have a clear understanding of their role in the company, understand what is expected from them and have all the information and tools they need to prepare themselves for their new role.
3. Induction shows the professionalism of the business
As mentioned, induction is an opportunity for the company to create a good first impression. The induction process is a formalised way of welcoming new hires into the company and requires careful planning. This is reflective of the company’s commitment to maintain a professional tone when conducting business and managing its employees.
4. Induction gives the new team member a structure to settle in
A clear induction process is a great way for an organisation to help employees get acclimated and integrate into the company smoothly. Usually, they will be provided with a road map of their journey as new hires including relevant training and their short- and long-term goals.
5. Induction makes sure that the important elements of people and practices are clearly defined
Lastly, induction ensures new hires are clear on any rules and regulations, expectations of their position and what success looks like in their role. It also provides an opportunity for the employee to get introduced to everyone else on their staff or management team so they can start building relationships right away!
A well-organised orientation process is a testament to the company’s commitment to make its employees feel valued. Induction ensures new hires feel welcome and helps remove any anxieties and confusion. In the end, the company benefits from a well-thought-out induction process include: enhanced job satisfaction, improved performance, and increased employee retention.
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This article has been republished from an original article posted November 2021