Induction

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Induction is a well-planned process designed to introduce new members of staff to the organisation as quickly as possible. Induction should allow new staff to learn about the structure, culture and rules of the organisation. It should help them to settle in and find their way around.

Handout 2: The Benefits of an Induction Programme

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The main benefit of induction is that it increases new recruits’ understanding of the organisational world in which they have to work and helps them to adjust to it. In addition, there are other important benefits to both the new employee and to the organisation:

Handout 6: Key Messages

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

As part of a training need analysis (TNA), it is important to identify the key messages which need to be conveyed via induction training to new staff, in relation to:

Handout 7: Training Objectives

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Training objectives are derived from competencies. They differ from competencies in that they are statements of what a participant is expected to be able to do at the end of a training event. Mastery of the training objectives should enable staff to perform competently in the workplace. Training objectives must be written in such a way that they are attainable, observable and measurable. They contain a statement of the “behaviour” which the participant is expected to demonstrate and specify the knowledge and/or skills in relation to this behaviour. For example:

Handout 9: Briefing and Specification Document

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

A briefing and specification document should be produced for use by all those involved in developing and delivering the induction training and should specify how the instructional design and, where appropriate, the creative design, of the induction training will be handled.