7 Tips for a Successful Induction

Successful Induction

After the hiring process is complete and you’ve got your new employee ready to start, it can feel like the hard work’s over. However, the next phase – induction training – is arguably the most important step in the recruitment process.


A good induction programme helps your new employee to feel welcome at your company and sets them up for future success. The best company inductions are those that are thorough without being overwhelming. How can you achieve this? Take a look at our 7 simple induction tips that will give your new hire their best start at your business.

Induction Programme Checklist

Most businesses will have an induction programme checklist or an employee induction pack that covers the most essential information about your business. For example:

  • Overview of the business (history, values and goals)
  • Operating policies and procedures
  • Health and safety training
  • Administrative details
  • Duties and expectations of the role

An employee handbook is often the norm in larger organisations, but nothing beats personalised, hands-on induction training. Try the following suggestions.

How To Improve The Induction Process: 7 Tips

  • Don’t Rush Induction Training – Fitting the entire induction process into a single day might seem like a time-saving move, but may prove exhausting to a new hire. Instead, approach the most important basics in the first day, and allow time to stretch out the induction for the first week or two.
  • Provide Support – Nothing is more challenging than starting a new job and feeling totally lost. It is important that your new employee knows there are open and available lines of communication, and who to speak to if he or she has any concerns or questions.
  • Don’t Overwhelm – Quality documentation is great, but try not to overload your new employee with excess forms or handbooks. Instead, work through documentation together and/or let your employee go over any paperwork at their leisure.
  • Don’t Forget The Basics – Details like logging into the computer system, how to clock in or out, and even where to find the toilets, should be among the first order of business. These simple tasks will make your new employee comfortable and save them asking awkward questions.
  • Organise A Lunch – A lunch with colleagues is a great way to welcome your new staff member and help them build relationships with their co-workers.
  • Don’t Assume Anything – Your new hire may have considerable experience, but that doesn’t mean they will have an understanding of their responsibilities at your organisation. Provide context for their role and an understanding of the company hierarchy.
  • Payroll – Almost every new employee will want to know when they get paid, but will be too afraid to ask. Cover payroll on the first day, so your employee feels secure and there won’t be any delays when it comes to payday.

The effectiveness of your induction programme will be evident in how quickly your new employee fits into your company. With these 7 tips, you’ll have your induction process off to a fantastic start. But first, you’ll need exceptional employees.

For the finest available candidates that will be a great fit for your organisation, give On Line Recruitment and Labour Hire a call today.