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Don't make these three mistakes when it comes to induction training

by , 31 October 2014
Induction training is one of the most important steps of the recruitment process.

It ensures employees are more productive quicker and it helps reduce CCMA referrals because employees know the rules, codes of conduct and company procedures.

What's concerning though, is that employers continue to make mistakes when doing induction training.

Don't fall into the same trap.

Avoid making these three mistakes when it comes to induction training...


Three mistakes to avoid when it comes to induction training

 
Mistake #1: Failing to make induction training interactive
 
A good induction programme, like any good training programme, should be interactive, writes Carolyn Blunt on www.callcentrehelper.com.
 
You must allow new employees to participate and respond to information and not just sit passively soaking it all in.
 
The training environment should always be relaxing and fun so employees can really feel comfortable to open up and take in new information, says Blunt.

 
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Mistake #2: Failing to tailor induction training
 
A good induction programme must be tailored.
 
It's a good touch to create a personalised file with an employee's name and relevant information.
 
Mistake #3: Failing deliver induction training properly
 
Blunt explains that the induction is the first real opportunity the new starters get to experience you properly as an employer.
 
She says, if the person doing the training isn't a good speaker or doesn't facilitate well, the new employee may very quickly become bored and disillusioned and may even question their choice of employment.
 
She adds that you or whoever you select to do the training must have the necessary skill to conduct the training. You must build a good rapport with employees and put them at ease.
 
Now that you know about these induction training mistakes, avoid them at all costs.
 
PS: For more information on induction training, check out the Practical Guide to Human Resources Management.
 


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