is a type of training
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given as an initial preparation upon taking up a post. Its goal is to help new employees reach the level of performance expected from an experienced worker. It often contains information dealing with the layout of the firm's operating facility, health
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measures and security systems. An attempt may also be made to introduce the individual to key employees and give an impression of the culture
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of the organisation, it is a critical time for the employer to gain commitment from the employee, and the latter to understand the expectations, targets and so on. The induction provides a really good opportunity to socialise and brief the newcomer on the company's overall strategy, performance standards, etc. Induction training should, according to TPI-theory
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, include development of theoretical and practical skills, but also meet interaction needs that exist among the new employees.
To help start up
This training is done systematically and is often the responsibility of the immediate supervisor to make sure that its done smoothly.
If carefully done, it will save time and cost(in terms of faulty products or poor services, etc.). It is imperative that managers place their authority and power to make sure that the new employee is carefully helped to adjust to the new work surroundings and culture
Just as in schools, sometimes the work place may have "bullies", who may give the new employee the wrong impression of the company or organization at first.
These programs can play a critical role under the socialization to the organization in terms of performance, attitudes and organizational commitment.