Starting as a new HR Account Manager at Gravitate HR, I wondered what to expect from my new role and work colleagues.…..I was instantly made to feel welcome which was no real surprise as the whole onboarding experience to date had been really good.
It is so important for a company no matter how large or small to consider the onboarding experience ensuring you are taking into account the whole process from before an employee joins right through to their first day, first week, first month and then beyond.
An Induction refers to the process where employees acclimatises to their new job and working environment in terms of getting to understand their role, the business and build up working relationships within their new teams.
A good induction programme should contain the following elements:
– On the first day, a tour of the office/building to ensure your new employee knows where all the facilities are and including practical information such as opening hours, when the fire alarm tests take place etc.
– An overview of the organisation’s history, its culture and values, and its products and services
– A clear outline of the job/role requirements including showing how the employee fits into the team and how their role fits with the organisation’s strategy and goals
– The expected performance and behaviour you expect from the employee
– Explanation of terms and conditions including key policies & procedures – this may be in the form of a Company Handbook
– An awareness of other functions within the organisation, and how the employee fits within that
– Meeting/s with key employees (either face to face or through the use of technology)
– Providing health and safety information which is a legal requirement
Here at Gravitate HR, we can help support you with Recruitment and Induction so if you require any help or support please give me or one of my colleagues a ring.