According to a YouGov survey of 1000 staff the majority of employers are failing to inspire and motivate their people, with only 21% of employees believing their company cares about its staff.
There is an initial window of opportunity during the start of the employer-employee relationship that can make all the difference in producing long term employee engagement, productivity and performance; that is the staff induction. A quality induction plan provides the newcomer with a route-map and signposting for the journey into the company. It is the bedrock of a new employee’s introduction to a company’s culture and managerial style; get it wrong and a business might just as well start putting a shelf life on new recruits. This can be a very costly mistake.
Get the induction right and the likely result is retaining talented employees that are aligned with business goals. By focusing on employees from the moment they walk through the door, businesses can integrate new recruits far more swiftly and align them with organisation goals. This can produce both new and existing employees that are motivated and engaged, which can quickly raise performance, productivity and impact in pursuit of goals.
So, what makes a top notch induction? Here are a few tips for ‘getting the induction right’: