This section provides you with information and templates to support you with this.
1. Induction Checklist
2. Welcome Pack/Company Handbook
3. Standard Operating Procedure
A good induction process will support a new employee to settle into their role as safely and quickly as possible. A good induction also contributes towards staff motivation, job satisfaction, increased productivity and staff retention.
To support new employee induction, it is best practice to develop an Induction checklist, this helps keep the employer and new employee on track. It is advised that both employer and employee sign the checklist on completion and that both keep a copy for their own records.
Acas website: Starting Staff: Induction guide
It is good practice to provide new employees with a Welcome Pack or Company Handbook. This provides new employees with a fuller understanding of the company as it outlines the practices and procedures you want employees to follow.
A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is a written instruction that describes step by step how to carry out a specific task or activity.
The main objective of having written SOP’s is that there is an agreed way of completing a task or activity. A well written SOP will increase consistency and quality as well as reduce the time taken to train staff.
An SOP should be living document, which is reviewed regularly to reflect any changes to procedure. When changes are made to the SOP staff must receive refresher training.