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New Employee Induction
- Guide for Creating Employee Inductions

Employee Induction features All new employees need to go through a proper and comprehensive induction before they start work and being their job. A new employee induction should consist of a mixture of payroll and HR setup materials, an online employee handbook, induction pack, a safety induction covering important workplace safety topics and procedures, presentations, policies to acknowledge and understand, new employee checklist and assessments and workplace courses that help onboard the employee into the organisation. New employees might go through a series of different inductions ranging from workplace, project or role specific inductions and progress through critical workplace topics, procedures and policies in order to be job ready. Existing employees might be re-inducted annually on these materials for ongoing compliance.

What are the best ways to construct an effective new employee induction? What is the best platform for delivery employee inductions and what to include in it?

Best Steps to Include in a New Employee Induction

What are the best steps to have in your employee induction structure and what sort of things should you include?

Collecting materials from new starters such as payroll information, required HR setup details, signing forms and entering in new starter information
Collecting emergency contact details, next of kin, who to contact in the event of an emergency
Known medical issues that could affect role / working safely on site
Going through a safety induction and presentation in order to understand important workplace safety topics and ensuring that all new employees can work on site safely
Completion of HR and workplace specific courses especially around topics such as bullying and harassment, code of conduct, sexual harassment, drugs and alcohol.
Acknowledgement of HR policies and procedures
Testing their understanding through an assessment

Staff Induction steps and Re-Inductions
These steps would be a mix of online forms, check lists, document libraries, presentations and assessments and form the basis of a staff induction. Best practice would see a new employee be inducted before they arrive on site and all employees go through an annual staff induction process for re-inductions. An organisation is constantly changing and growing and so the induction should reflect those changes too! It's important to make sure that at least annually staff are being re-inducted too on what's changed. Are there new policies to be aware of? new procedures and workplace changes to be inducted on?

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Common ways to deliver the employee induction

You might have a mix of face to face and online for the best new employee induction experience. New staff might initially go through an online induction going through the above steps and then once starting the role, do additional face to face onboarding activities such as a workplace tour, introductions to team members and line manager follow ups for that personal touch.

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Most common slides in a new employee induction slideshow presentation

We've put together the most common slides that organisations have in their new employee inductions, here we go!

Who the management are
Site access / access hours / workplace opening hours
Overview of the organisation and its mission
HR manager details and overview
How to report an incident or hazard
Code of conduct
Bullying and harassment policy
Sexual harassment policy and how to report it
Drugs and alcohol policy and how to report it
Off limit areas to avoid
Hazards to be aware of
Dress code
Meet the team
First aid kit location
Emergency procedures

Give New Staff the Best Induction Experience

If you want to keep them, give them the best new staff induction! Retention of new staff can be strongly influenced by how you first engage them into the organisation. A new staff induction is one of the most central pieces to delivering that engagement and ensuring you welcome them into the organisation with a high impact and long lasting first impression. It's also the core piece for ensuring they are job ready on day one. A new staff induction goes beyond just their first day, you might have a week 1 induction, week 2, three month and six month milestone inductions too. A new staff induction will help introduce your new employees into the workplace, their team, their department and their role.

Employee Induction Templates and Common Materials Library

Setting up an employee induction can be extremely time consuming if you don't know where to start and don't have any content or materials ready to use. To save time, we've prepared a massive library of common employee topics, workplace materials and employee specific induction content (especially for different employee roles types such as casual employees, full time, part time etc).

Online Employee Induction Hanbook

Every organisation is different but the core topics you need to cover in a new employee induction are mostly the same regardless of industry or region. The old school handbook has been thrown out the window and in todays fast tech paced world, a digital employee induction handbook is the way to go. Being able to digitally record they staff have gone through each section, viewed and acknowledged it including digital signing and even testing competency are several main benefits of an online handbook. The most common sections you might include are (and these are all found in our ready to go online employee induction handbook):

- Welcome to the organisation, mission, vision and purpose
- Industrial awards and agreements based on the specific employee role
- Hours of work, rosters and timesheets
- Salary or rate of pay and superannuation details
- How work related expenses are dealt with
- Uniforms or dress code expectations
- Code of Conduct
- Leave entitlements (covering all leave types such as annual leave, personal leave, applying for leave, study leave, leave without pay, long service leave and carers leave)
- Shutdowns and stand downs
- Probation period
- Performance review process
- Important workplace topics around anti-discrimination, bullying and harassment, alcohol and drugs to name a few
- Smoking policy
- Anti-bribery and corruption
- Information technology setup and policies
- Internet and social media policy
- Emailing policy
- Private messages and private calls
- Motor vehicles policy
- Grievance and complaint procedures
- Health and safety induction
- Privacy policy

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What's New 21/10/2020

New Employee toolkit:

Online Employee Handbook

New Employee Checklist

Employee Induction Tips

Induction Pack


Best slides to include in a new employee induction

New Employee Presentation

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