An employee’s first impressions of an organisation have a significant impact on their integration within the team and their level of job satisfaction. For an employer, effective induction may also impact turnover, absenteeism and employer brand. It's an opportunity for a business to welcome their new recruit, help them settle in and ensure they have the knowledge and support they need to perform their role.

This factsheet covers induction and its purpose both for the employer and employee. It looks at the induction process, including who should attend, who should be involved, what to include (as well as what to avoid), and the perils of not having an effective induction programme. Finally, the factsheet provides an induction checklist to help an organisation plan or refine their own induction programme.

CIPD viewpoint

What is induction?

The purpose of induction

HR’s role in induction

The induction process

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