Carrying out staff inductions is a crucial step in onboarding new employees and integrating them into the workplace. Not only do they provide training and give the employee an understanding of their role and duties, but is also a good opportunity for employees to familiarise themselves with company culture, policies, and procedures. The induction process should ideally start as soon as a recruit accepts a job offer. So why else should you use an onboarding procedure for your new employees?
A solid staff induction is important for compliance in a number of ways. Firstly, it provides the opportunity for the employee to view and agree to relevant procedures and policies in the organisation. It is also important for the employer to provide the Fair Work Information Statement, or if you are hiring a casual, the Casual Employment Information Statement.
Inductions provide an opportunity for new employees to meet their colleagues, managers, and other key stakeholders. This helps to build strong relationships, which in turn leads to better communication and teamwork.
A well-structured induction program demonstrates the company’s investment in the success of its employees. This helps to increase employee engagement, which is essential for attracting and retaining top talent.
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