The purpose of an induction is to inform employees and, ideally, should include their responsibilities, your expectations, and cover essential work, health, and safety information.
Inductions should also be easy to share, complete, track, and verify. Content needs to be engaging and easy to understand. Employers need to receive quick and timely notifications that inductions have been completed and that employees are prepared for their new role.
It makes good sense to automate this process both for your organisation and for the employee. Spend less time on repetitive tasks and more time engaging with new personnel. Email a link to a new employee and have inductions completed prior to site arrival. New employees can start a new position confident that they have the knowledge and guidelines in place to make a great start.
All comprehensive workplace inductions will start with an introduction to the company/organisation and include values, vision and/or a mission statement.Next, include information about the conditions of their employment. These could be:
Introduce colleagues, managers, and supervisors, and include online links to phone lists, websites, and intranet pages. Then, summarise duties and responsibilities. Make sure to include details about specific processes or tasks, and offer details on any future training planned.
Next, include a tour/map of the workplace and include areas such as toilets, fire escapes, break rooms, and workspaces. Provide information about Work, Health and Safety, Fire and Evacuation Procedures, and request employee essentials such as:
Other information might include company annual reports, statistics, business/marketing plans, organisational charts, links to phone lists etc. And always be sure to ask if they have any questions or feedback.
Your Online Induction can be simple or as creative as you like. Here are some ways to present engaging content that is easy to understand.
Also remember to include a variety of good questions that test for understanding:
And finally, add some humour (and humility) ?
The myosh Online Learning Platform is available as a Standalone platform or, as a module that can be integrated with other modules such as Training and/or Contractor Management. We also offer an Online Learning Assistant Service if you need help creating your perfect Induction.
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