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Tips to Attend Employee Induction Programs Successfully

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Introduction

Employers hire the candidates to post initial screening, interviewing, and salary discussion stage. An employee accepts the offer of employment post salary discussion stage and is ready to join the organization.

Many employers and organization offer a two to three-day employee induction programs to help the new joiners familiarise with organization and its culture, understand about the policies and get acquainted with the other team members. A one-day employee induction program also takes place based on the new joiners' strength and usually lasts for about eight to nine hours a day.

This article discusses key points to keep in mind while attending an employee induction program. The article provides useful tips to help both freshers and experienced professionals who join as new employees to an organization. Some of them include-

  • Know the Venue Details
  • Reach the Venue Ontime
  • Create the First Impression
  • Dress Appropriately
  • Make Friends
  • Ask Questions
  • Take Notes
  • Understand the Organization
  • Be an active participant

Know The Venue Details

It is essential to understand the venue details of the induction program. The venue usually will be at the organization's headquarters or any other suitable venue for conferences and events.

If you are not sure about the venue, insist on the details related to the venue much earlier through email communication or a discussion with the human resources team.

Reach The Venue On Time

Once you are clear with the venue, make sure to reach the venue on time with relevant documents required for the employee induction program. Do not be late to the venue otherwise, you will lose an opportunity to gain a positive impression on the first day of your job.

Make sure to reach out to the human resources team much in advance to discuss details to reach the venue (like nearby transportation options)

Create The First Impression

The first day in the job through an employee induction program is an opportunity to gain a positive first impression in an organization. Do not hesitate to reach out to the human resources team available at the induction venue to seek any help.

Dress Appropriately

It is important to dress appropriately usually wearing a business formal. It is also recommended to check with the organizers about the relevant dress code at the employee induction program venue. The dressing also plays a vital role in building a positive image on the first day of work.

Make Friends

The employee orientation program is an opportunity to make friends on the first day at work. It is essential to get to know about your friend's interests and professional experience, as it helps in a team-building effort in an organization.

Ask Questions

An Employee induction program is an appropriate forum to ask relevant questions related to the organization, its culture, business activities, employee wellness programs, etc. The employee induction program acts as the right channel to seek any clarifications even related to your team, your responsibilities, job roles, etc.

Take Notes

It is essential to take note of important policies and strategies discussed during the employee orientation program. These details will benefit an employee to approach the job in the right direction and ask questions and discuss it with the managers at a later stage

Understand The Organization

An employee induction program is the right opportunity to understand the organization in-depth. The program will take care of informing the new joiners about the organization through various interactive sessions. Some sessions may also include details related to various policies and employee benefit programs that will help the employees to start off on the right note in the new role.

Be An Active Participant

The employee induction program also involves fun elements to engage the employees on the first day of the job. Be an active participant in all the programs and fun activities conducted during an employee induction program. This will help the organization foster a strong relationship and boosts team morale.

Conclusion

Employee induction programs provide an opportunity for the organizations to foster a strong relationship with the employees and helps the employees to get an understanding of the organization and its culture. These programs are structured as per the human resource team's or organization's employee wellness policies and aim to promote strong work culture amongst the newly joined employees in an organization.

Have you attended an Employee Induction program?

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