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Today, the new Members of Parliament started their induction training - make sure you do the same for your new employees

by , 21 May 2014
400 Members of Parliament have been sworn in by the Chief Justice in the first sitting of the fifth Parliament.

This means there will be new faces in Parliament, including members from Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

Since being an MP is no child's play, all members will go for induction training in the next two weeks, so they know the rules and procedures such as points of order, what to do and what not to do when Parliament is in session.

But it's not only parliamentarians who need induction training. Your new employees need it too. That's the last part of all good recruitment processes.

Read on to find out the basics on induction training so you can induct new employees correctly into your company.


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Here's everything you need to know about induction training

Just like parliamentarians, your new employees need to learn the ropes fast.

If you induct them correctly, they'll be more productive and effective quicker.

So where do you start when it comes to induction training?

Create an induction plan.

The Practical Guide to Human Resources Management says you can use this plan for all new employees, regardless of whether they're management or junior staff.

Besides ensuring your employee is up to speed fast, your induction plan will help you reduce CCMA referrals if the employee knows the rules, codes of conduct and company procedures. In addition, your employee will know who to consult if he has problems.

Just make sure you include these four elements in your induction plan…


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Your office manager Jenny has resigned. You're now faced with recruiting her replacement, and compiling his job description. It's a simple copy-and-paste from Jenny's, right? Wrong! Jenny's been with company for twenty years and her employment contract didn't include half of the company policies you've implemented in recent years.

You'll have to start at the beginning... but thankfully not from the very beginning. We have 57 assistants on stand-by, ready to help you with all your employment contracts, company policies, disciplinary procedure needs.


Here are the crucial four elements to include in your induction plan

  • Company related information
  • Department information
  • Individual job requirements
  • A 'buddy system' to orientate new employees to the company.

When you have a comprehensive induction plan, you're ready to train new employees. We recommend you use this checklist for a successful employee induction process.

Now that you know the basics about induction training, induct your employees correctively so they can be more productive.

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