After reading this article you will learn about Induction Programme:- 1. Meaning of Induction Programme 2. Steps Involved in Induction Programme 3. Benefits 4. Typical Induction Programme.

Meaning of Induction Programme:

An induction programme is the process used within many businesses to welcome new employees to the company and prepare them for their new role. Induction training should include development of theoretical and practical skills, but also meet interaction needs that exist among the new employees.

Induction of Employees:

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First step towards gaining an employees’ commitment, it is aimed at introducing the job and organization to the recruit and him or her to the organization. It involves orientation and training of the employee in the organizational culture, and showing how he or she is interconnected to (and interdependent on) everyone else in the organization. See also orientation.

Steps Involved in Induction Programme:

Induction programme includes three steps:

1. General orientation be the staff — the personnel department,

2. Specific orientation by the immediate boss, e.g., the manager or supervisor,


3. Follow-up orientation (within one week up to six months) by the personnel manager or immediate boss to ensure post-employment satisfaction — through talk, guidance and counseling.

Benefits of an Induction Programme:

An induction programme is an important process for bringing staff into an organisation. It provides an introduction to the working environment and the set-up of the employee within the organisation. The process will cover the employer and employee rights and the terms and conditions of employment.

As a priority the induction programme must cover any legal and compliance requirements for working at the company and pay attention to the health and safety of the new employee.

An induction programme is part of an organisations knowledge management process and is intended to enable the new starter to become a useful, integrated member of the team, rather than being “thrown in at the deep end” without understanding how to do their job, or how their role fits in with the rest of the company.


Good induction programmes can increase productivity and reduce short-term turnover of staff. These programs can also play a critical role under the socialization to the organization in terms of performance, attitudes and organizational commitment.

Typical Induction Programme:

A typical induction programme will include at least some of the following:

i. Any legal requirements (for example in the UK, some Health and Safety training is obligatory)

ii. Any regulatory requirements


iii. Introduction to terms and conditions (for example, holiday entitlement, how to make expense claims, etc.)

iv. A basic introduction to the company, and how the particular department fits in

v. A guided tour of the building

vi. Completion of government requirements


vii. Set-up of payroll details

viii. Introductions to key members of staff

ix. Specific job-role training.