Just how important is the "Induction Process"? Well, frankly, it is incredibly important - I was prompted to write this article after hearing of the experiences of an ex-student of mine last week.
Suffice to say, I was disappointed for her, but not surprised. My perception is that far too little thought is given to "inducting" new recruits and what she endured is commonplace.
Annabelle Deardon (name changed for obvious reasons) arrived at her new job as an Accounts Manager in a medium-sized advertising agency with great expectations and enthusiasm. After a long recruitment process - and after rejecting several other offers - she was sure this was the perfect job for her.
This was her experience:
* Arrived at 9.00 a.m. on Monday as informed (actually she arrived at 8.50); receptionist did not know who she was.
* Waited 30 minutes for her new manager to come and get her.
* 10 minutes into her meeting with him, he was called away and Annabelle was left with his colleague, who was not prepared for this.
* Colleague quickly showed Annabelle around and then left her with documents to read.
* An hour and a half and six glasses of water later, Annabelle was taken by her boss to a rushed lunch.
* The afternoon was much the same as the morning and finally, Annabelle was allowed to go home early.
Stresses Of A New Job:
Think back to the first day of your current job and the kinds of questions you asked yourself?
Some of them may have been:
* What will I be expected to do?
* Who will I be working with?
* Where will I be situated?
* What procedures will I have to follow?
* Will I fit in?
A good induction will help relieve some of the stress by answering these questions.
Facing a new job makes everyone feel anxious, some people more than others. The way in which you welcome, inform and integrate your new staff will have an effect on the rest of their stay in your company. Therefore, the better the introduction, the easier it is for newcomers to settle in and identify the appropriate behaviour for success.
You are looking for a swift return on the considerable investment you have made in hiring this new member of a staff - so surely it makes sense for you to do everything you possibly can to accelerate the induction process.
You may also enjoy several other articles that I have written on this subject, which you can find here
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