An effective induction ensures that new staff can quickly learn the University’s policies, processes and practices.
"The term ‘induction’ is generally used to describe the whole process whereby employees adjust or acclimatise to their jobs and working environment."
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Effective induction makes the transition for a new member of staff to their new job as smooth and as trouble-free as possible.
A planned induction is required for new recruits across all staff categories, including:
The induction has the goal of:
Since each new Start’s learning needs will be different, we cannot provide a one-size fits all programme of induction.
Nonetheless a general induction should include the four aspects we've outlined here.
An outline of the role requirements and standards of performance (including the opportunity to set role specific objectives for the coming year).
An explanation of the terms and conditions of employment (working hours, sickness absence procedures, holiday entitlements and request procedures, and so on).
An introduction to all relevant people.
A demonstration of how the employee’s role fits into the structure of the team and how their role fits with the School/College/University’s strategy and goals.
Proper workplace introductions should:
This article was published on Aug 4, 2010