New Employee Induction Program – Programa de Integração de Novos Funcionários
What is induction? The term ‘induction’ is generally used in a workplace context to describe the whole process whereby employees adjust or acclimatise to their jobs and working environment. As part of this process, ‘orientation’ can be used to refer to a specific course or training event that new starters attend, and ‘socialisation’ can be used to describe the way in which new employees build up working relationships and find roles for themselves within their new teams1. Some people use the term ‘onboarding’ to describe the whole process from an individual’s contact with the organisation before they formally join, through to understanding the business’ ways of working and getting up to speed in their job.
Every organisation, large or small, should have a well-considered induction programme. However, designing an appropriate and cost-effective induction package is a complex task. The induction programme has to provide all the information that new employees and others need, and are able to assimilate, without being overwhelming or diverting them from the essential process of integration into a team.
Induction calculator = probationary period (?)
You may want to complete your Newly-Qualified Teachers-NQT induction on a part-time basis. The induction calculator will help you work out how long this will take. If you work part time, the length of your induction is calculated pro rata. For example, working on a 0.5 contract, induction lasts six terms instead of the standard three. You may be working in two schools simultaneously across a term or more. This calculator will show you how much induction you have left to complete and how long this will take on any contract rate. It will also calculate when your formal assessments are due.
Induction Training is absolutely vital for new starters. Good induction training ensures new starters are retained, and then settled in quickly and happily to a productive role. Induction training is more than skills training. It's about the basics that seasoned employees all take for granted: what the shifts are; where the notice-board is; what's the routine for holidays, sickness; where's the canteen; what's the dress code; where the toilets are. New employees also need to understand the organisation's mission, goals, values and philosophy; personnel practices, health and safety rules, and of course the job they're required to do, with clear methods, timescales and expectations.