Bringing a new member of staff onboard is an exciting time for the incoming employee, their manager as well as current members of staff. However, at Accentuate HR we believe that an employee induction should be tailored carefully as it is important to give the new member of staff a thorough induction in order to help them be best prepared for their new role. Managers should strive to ensure that their employee induction plan helps to clearly set expectations of what is expected of the incoming member of staff in their new position.
An additional benefit of a well organised induction program is that it can help to increase staff retention rates in the workplace, something that is of great importance, with estimates suggesting that, for the average UK SME, replacing an employee can cost around £12,000.1
With the overarching purpose of an induction program in mind, here at Accentuate HR we believe that a successful induction program should include, at minimum, the following from the list below:
A new employee induction should not be dismissed as a mere box-ticking exercise. A successful induction should be engaging and inspiring and companies can tell if they have been effective by judging as to how swiftly a new employee has been able to adjust to the company and their new responsibilities. However, it is important to note that the induction period should not last just a single day and should, instead, be treated as an ongoing and valuable process for the company and new employee.
The importance of an employee induction process should not be dismissed. Accentuate HR can help you to structure a new employee induction process to ensure that it is as effective as possible. For further information on how to structure an effective new employee induction program, or for any other HR queries contact email@example.com or call +44 (0) 7702 864 227