Induction & Orientation

Perhaps the most important of all training, induction/orientation is the process of introducing a new employee into your team. Its’ purpose is twofold:
First, it is the mechanism by which the vision of the owner of the business is shared with the new employee, thus establishing a context they can work within (company induction).
Second, it is the way you speed the process of the new person being accepted by other staff, thus saving time and preventing upset (departmental orientation).

Most small businesses perform the induction process badly, or fail to perform it at all, because they do not appreciate the gains to be made by spending time up front with a new staff member.
One hour spent on proper induction can save many hours later on.
The larger companies and corporations realise this and often go to great pains to develop induction programs in which all new staff are required to participate.

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