WHAT YOU SHOULD INCLUDE IN YOUR STAFF INDUCTION

What to include in your employee induction

A great onboarding process will increase retention rates, reduce first year churn and generally create a more engaged workforce. Your employee induction training is a key part your onboarding process.

But often inductions can be incredibly lengthy and run the risk of overwhelming new starters. That’s why we’ve put together our guide on what to include in your employee induction:

WHO YOU ARE – YOUR VALUES & CULTURE

Your new starters will want to know what kind of organisation you are. Showcase your values and your company vision, and get people excited about joining you on your journey.

You also need to demonstrate your culture. Discuss what the behaviours of high performing employees are and feature the culture quirks that your organisation has.

 

WHY YOU EXIST – YOUR HISTORY, PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Help your new starters get up to speed by guiding them through a brief company history. You should also take this opportunity to demonstrate your range of products and services, and give a brief introduction to the markets that you operate in.

 

WHAT YOU EXPECT FROM NEW STARTERS

This is the perfect opportunity to showcase your EVP – the clear articulation of what you offer to talent, and what you expect from them in return.

You could also include some information on how probation periods work in your organisation.

 

HOW YOUR ORGANISATION DOES THINGS

This is where you should get into the practical details. So think about:

  • Transport links
  • Where can you get coffee?
  • Where does each team operate from?
  • What systems need to be set up and how to use them?
  • Any paperwork that needs to be filled in

Ask your current staff members about the things they wished they knew when they started and build out an FAQ that can help your new starters.

 

TEAM INTRODUCTIONS

In this section you should include information on your board, and leadership team. You should also include information on the team your new starter is joining. For example, how is its structured? Who is responsible for what?

Top tip – If you can include some video messages from members of your business, this section really comes alive.

 

DEVELOPMENT & PROGRESSION

Once your new starters have settled in a bit, it’s important to start giving them information about their development and progression options. Make sure your induction allows your new starters to voice their aspirations and ambitions in your organisation and directs them towards resources that can help develop their strengths.

Want more info on employee inductions? Read our induction top tips here.

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