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Management Trainee Induction Program - Help Needed
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Chrm Message From: rehaan Total Posts: 69 Join Date: 30/10/2006
Rank: Manager Post Date: 13/05/2008 03:15:39 Points: 345 Location: India

Hi everyone,

I am a student at a management institute in mumbai and am doing a project with a company developing the induction programme for their management trainees. Since I am yet to go thru the summer training even, am not sure on how to go about it.

I have been reading up stuff on Induction programs, but haven't found too much relevant stuff uptil now.

I have identified two objectives of the program I wish to develop. These are :

- To facilitate the learning of the new employees/ Management trainees
- To socialize them into the organization

I wish to bring a model in place to ensure the above. I am collecting data by conducting interviews with their present MTs as well as managers to understand what they expect out of such an exercise. I am even benchmarking with some companies.

If some of you could give me some sort of direction, in terms of the articles/books/ material I should be going thru or how should I go about it, I'd be really grateful.


Chrm Message From: amarjeet Total Posts: 40 Join Date: 30/10/2006  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 13/05/2008 03:17:16 Points: 200 Location: India

Hi Rehaan,

Basic purpose of all these Induction Programs are: to make the new employee feel at ease with the work place; with his/her team mates; to know about formal and informal norms in the firm or company; to know about the do's and dont's

And the first few days or weeks the employee spends aroundn in a new company , makes certain impressions about the company, people and groups. Some biasedness may creep in unless, the employee is put through a proper induction program.

In some companies, you can see, the new employee reports and there is no chair and table for him to sit or no computer or other needed facilities. After he gives the joining report, then hastily certain things are pulled from here and there and he is made to sit.

Induction programs should invariably have the component of Mentoring in them, so that the Mentor takes care of the employee and guides him through the firm or organization.

In your model, you can think of various aspects of the job, organizational culture and the few faltering steps the new employee is taking because of gap in the knowledge about established systems and norms. Think about the mentor-mentee relationship in an induction program. This would require that the firm or company should identify mentors (voluntary basis) for grooming the new entrants. All the best.

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