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With the launch of our templated induction modules on Skillpod, we’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to welcome someone new to your place.

A good welcome is about more than a cup of tea and a biscuit. That first impression will forever impact on how your guest (or new employee) feels when they step through your door.

Inducting a new employee can and should be about so much more than compliance. Today’s applicants have researched and sought out the organisations they want to work for. 

Therefore you haven’t just hired them, they’ve chosen you. Now your induction into the company needs to live up to the values and reputation that has attracted them to you in the first place.

With % of staff leaving in the first 3 months, a good induction can make or break an employees experience with you.

The Right Mindset

A good induction will create the mindset for embracing future learning opportunities and open the door to personal and professional transformation for your new employee.

With learning and professional development being one of the top 5 reasons people stay with their employer, building a culture that enables and empowers workers is more important than ever.

The new generation of workers entering the marketplace have a high anxiety about work and less longevity with employers than ever before. Your induction needs to demonstrate a positive organisational culture where knowledge is embraced and celebrated.

Building a connection to learning and creating a lifelong learning-centred journey to create this mindset is something we at Smartwork have always felt very strongly about and is top of mind for us whenever we undertake a project.

Culture building happens through experience so creating positive, contextual and intuitive learning for your employees will help engage them and create a happy, productive employee.

Don’t be afraid to be emotive and graphic in your induction. The fight for retention is harder than ever and a picture, video or interactive element can tell a thousand words.

First Impressions Last

This first impression will forever impact on their direction in the business. Don’t simply introduce them to company policies and procedures, inspire them with an induction package that captures their drive for innovation to truly become an advocate for your organisation.

Your new employee is one of the most costly and valuable investments your organisation will make. Embrace their unlimited enthusiasm and set them on a roadmap to success. 

Investing in a quality induction programme is the first step. Engaging staff from the get-go increases loyalty and retention when employers:

  • Build a connection by showing how employees are valued.
  • Recognise that the nature of work is changing – a higher level of social and soft skills are both needed and preferred.
  • Understand their role is not just about recruitment 
  • Provide self-led, individualised learning solutions
Investing in a quality induction programme is the first step. Engaging staff from the get-go increases loyalty and retention when employers:
  • Build a connection by showing how employees are valued.
  • Recognise that the nature of work is changing – a higher level of social and soft skills are both needed and preferred.
  • Understand their role is not just about recruitment
  • Provide self-led, individualised learning solutions

Implementing Blended Solutions

It’s true that having a technological solution is no substitute for the human touch, but a blended approach is shown to be advantageous. Having a just-in-time blended elearning solution works by:

  • Creating a culture of learning from the outset
  • Can be sent to an employee before they start
  • Saves you time and money
  • Manages admin overload
  • Nurtures a new employee from the moment they begin

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