An employee’s first impressions of an organisation have a significant impact on their integration within the team and job satisfaction. Induction is an opportunity for an organisation to welcome their new recruit, help them settle in and ensure they have the knowledge and support they need to perform their role. For an employer, effective induction may also affect employee turnover, absenteeism and employer brand.
This factsheet covers the purpose of induction. It looks at the induction process, including who should attend, who should be involved, what to include (as well as what to avoid), and the role of HR and L&D teams. There’s also an induction checklist to help organisations plan or refine their own process.
This factsheet was last updated by Claire McCartney: Senior Policy Adviser, Resourcing and Inclusion, CIPD
Claire specialises in the areas of inclusion and diversity, flexible working, resourcing and talent management. She has conducted research into meaning and trust at work, age diversity, workplace carers and enterprise and has worked on a number of international projects.
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