Death, taxes and staff turnover. Nowadays, whatever your industry, it’s a fact of business life that employees will come and other employees will go. The good news is it’s a situation that can be harnessed by senior managers and HR to inject new energy and ideas, inspiring your team to even greater heights. Yet it also has the potential to be disruptive. That’s why every business needs an effective employee induction process, both to minimise any negative impacts and bring new employees up to speed as quickly possible by creating a great first impression.
1. Start yesterday
You may think the induction process begins on that first morning when a new employee arrives on the job. The reality is quite different. Effective managers know the induction process for a new team member actually starts from the moment they accept your job offer, if not even before then. Why wait until day one? Often there can be a time lag between accepting and starting too, so think about what information and support you can provide to help prime your new team members beforehand, so they’re more comfortable on day one – and far more likely to hit the ground running in your workplace.
2. Clearly explain your workplace systems
From OH&S and finance to IT, admin and even marketing, every business has different systems and procedures. While they may seem obvious enough to you, these are all areas where new employees can typically become bogged down. Map out your key workplace processes using easy-to-understand. . .