Staff induction plans can range from pitiful, or downright
boring, to effective ways to harness the enthusiasm
and energy of your new employee.
Pitiful Staff Induction Plans = Dis-heartened
At the pitiful end of the spectrum, a new starter will
be lucky to have a workspace waiting for them and maybe
a couple of people say hello as they begin their new
career. Why would this person bother to work hard when
it's obvious the manager and company don't care about
Mediocre Staff Induction Plans = Bored Senseless
Okay, so you've got the message you've got to put some
effort into a staff induction plan. At this point resist
the temptation to dust off company annual accounts,
health and safety folders and other weighty, detailed
Information overload will dull the senses and de-energise
quicker than you can say "the company had an outstanding
9.73% year on year growth in pre tax profit in 2004".
Effective Staff Induction Plans = Engaged, Enthusiastic
So what is an effective staff induction plan? If all
you remember is that your new person is a human being,
with all the associated wants and needs, you will do
well. No matter how senior, a new person will have concerns
about fitting in or their ability to do the job, worry
about getting lost or looking stupid.
Help them relax and engage in their new surroundings
by addressing these concerns BEFORE you start on the
7 Top Staff Induction Plan Tips
Here are some important tips or actions you may not
see on regular staff induction plans;
- Show location of food, drink and bathrooms as a
- Have an expenses paid team lunch on first day.
- Tell existing employees about the new person, and
encourage them to stop by and say hello.
- Provide an organisation chart and office seating
plan, to help make sense of the blur of people, names
- Have all security and passes ready and waiting.
- Advance book next 6 months review, team and other
- Have a trusted team member explain the unwritten
rules and subtleties of office politics.
Staff induction plans set the tone of the relationship
between employee and employer. With thought and a small
amount of prior organisation, you can get the relationship
off to a flying start by using an effective staff induction
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