Orientation/Induction training is the first kind of kind of training which is offered to employees after they join the organization. This is the introduction of new employees to the organization, to their work units and to their jobs. An effective induction program has an immediate and lasting impact on the new employee and can make the difference between his/her success and failure. It can determine development of intentions to turnover.
Induction should ideally be conducted at two distinct levels.
- Organizational level induction, which introduces employees to the organization, its various units and operations.
- Departmental level induction, which introduces the employees to the department, and to the job they will be performing. It describes topics that are unique to the new employees’ specific department and job.
The human resource department and the new employees’ immediate manager normally conduct the orientation.