Hiring a new member of your team can be time-consuming and costly – so you want them to settle in and start working productively as soon as possible. After all, if you had spent time sourcing and choosing an expensive new piece of machinery, you wouldn't just leave it in its box when it was delivered, and hope it would just start being productive! The solution is a well-thought out induction process that helps ensure that new hires feel comfortable in their new job and start working effectively as soon as possible.
Traditionally, employee induction was looked at as the time needed to fill out personnel records, show new employees the washrooms, introduce them to a few coworkers, and wish them well. If they met with anyone other than an HR representative, they were doing well.
That doesn't work anymore. New team members expect, and deserve, more!
The most frequent complaints new people have about their induction experiences are that
"When I started using Mind Tools, I was not in a supervisory position. Now I am. Along with that came a 12% increase in salary." – Pat Degan, Houston, USA
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