Induction Training is a form of introduction for new starters in order to enable them to do their work in a new profession or job role within a business. However, businesses now conduct induction training to introduce employees to new developments in the workplace. Examples are; new machinery/equipment, new products or new working conditions and structures. This goes a long way in achieving a smooth transition of business despite changes.

Induction Training is usually conducted within the workplace by competent trainers and speakers in a presentation format. However, it can also be in writing which is issued to employees. Presentations work more effectively than written Induction Training.
Induction Training must satisfy the new employee who wants to be integrated into an organisation. This helps them know the particular tasks they should perform within the whole system of the organization. Also, it should satisfy the trainer whose duty is to ensure that trainees successfully integrate.

Induction training must include the following elements:

?? General training relating to the organization, including values and philosophy as well as structure and history, etc.

?? Mandatory training relating to health and safety and other essential or legal areas.

?? Job training relating to the role that the new starter will be performing.

?? Training evaluation, entailing confirmation of understanding, and feedback about the quality and response to the training.

What is the importance of Induction Training?
1. welcomes new employees to the workplace and create a positive atmosphere
2. Integrate old and new employees as it elevates everyone to the same level of understanding and protocols
3. Introduce employees to new systems that may affect their line of work and educate them on their safe operations.
4. Educate employees on new products and services which need understanding of
5. It is a necessity that training is improvised for all new employees or when needs be
6. Prevents incidents as everyone understands safe working procedures
7. Create a welcoming image in the part of the company to new employees who will feel welcome and wanted. Increase comfort level and feeling of belonging
8. Address any new job concerns
9. Increase knowledge of the organization and its procedures and policies
10. Share organizational values and specific job information

General Induction Training check-list

? General administration
? Essential ‘visitor level’ safety and emergency procedures
? Health and Safety, and hazard reporting
? Emergency procedures, fire drill, first aid
? Accident reporting
? Personal Protective Equipment
? Use, care, and issue of tools and equipment
? Restricted areas, access, passes
? Location of Rest rooms
? Food facilities location
? Smoking areas and policy
? Timings and induction training overview
? Organizational history, background and structure overview
? Mission statement(s)
? Departmental structure and interfaces
? Who’s who (names, roles, responsibilities)
? Site layout (other sites and locations)
? Dress codes
? Basic communications overview
? Facilities and amenities
? Pay
? Absenteeism and lateness
? Holidays
? Sickness reporting procedures
? Health insurance
? Pension
? Trades Unions
? Rights and legal issues
? Personnel systems and records overview
? Access to personal data
? Security
? Transport and parking
? Grievance and queries procedures
? Discipline procedures
? Appraisals
? Mentoring
? Awards and Incentives
? Other housekeeping issues

MAKROSAFE has been helping companies plan, draft and conduct Induction Training for many years. This service is provided in three of their five packages, facilitated by well learned trainers.


Posted date:26th Jan 2015
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