Induction of a New Employee
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A newly recruited employee is a cost to the company until he starts providing tangible results to the profitability of the concern either directly or indirectly. Induction training is conducted to make the employee comfortable with the organization and assimilating him, thus enabling him to perform better. A good induction system helps in the boosting of the morale of the employee resulting in excellent results.

General information like the history of the company, its values and goals, its customers, its position in the market, employer-employee relationship prevalent and much more must be informed to help in understanding where the company stands and what it can do to the future of the employee. The working hours, policies related to sick leave and holidays, dress code followed in the company, organisational hierarchy, policies related to performance evaluation, monetary and non monetary benefits, profit sharing, etc must be made known. In India with the trade union system existing in many companies, information on the different trade unions must be let known to know how she can gain on joining the organization. Location of the basic amenities like cafeteria, wash rooms, library, sports centre must be shown. Personal support systems like transportation system, their timings, routes, etc and other beneficial facilities like crèches and other child care units within the organisation or that are working for the organization must be told. Employee must be informed about the policies regarding the telephone usage, mailing groups etc to avoid delay in work. Introduction to the team members and other people who contribute to the work of the team helps in creating a feeling of belonging in the group. A general idea on whom to contact for task related, technical, HR related clarifications improves productivity. The induction program should aim to familiarize the new employee with the jargons used in the organization. In an industry which require strict adherence to the safety standards, steps to teach the employee the safety techniques is of supreme importance.

Information on the personal strengths and weakness of the new employee aids in increasing his productivity by providing the platform for further improvement of the key skills and reducing the impact of the weaknesses through training. Training moulds the individual to meet and utilize the challenges incurred in the changes in the technology to his advantage. Training should succeed in bridging the gap between the existing and required needs. After an enquiry of the personal goals of the individual is made, the employee must be convinced of a path to career growth within the organization.

An investigation of the success of the induction programme must be conducted to know how effective it was in increasing the productivity of the employee. A sense of oneness with the business entity coaxes her to put in further initiative. The induction training programme must be properly drafted and should be open to the changes in the industry to be of good quality resulting in excellent outcome. Questionnaires must be circulated amongst the employees to have an honest feedback to know areas of improvement.

An effective induction system creates a feeling of oneness between the oragnisation and the employee resulting in better initiative and performance of the employee to provide quality results.


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