Employee Induction and Orientation, the words are often used synonymously though they are different in meaning and application. Induction refers to the process of introducing a new comer to his employer/ company and work environment. An induction session, conducted on day one for a new joiner, usually through PowerPoint presentation and videos sessions lasts a few hours or day . Orientation on the other hand, is a well designed program which aims at reorganizing a new employee and making him accustomed to his department, job role and work culture. An orientation session may vary from 1 day to several days, depending on organizational and departmental requirement.
INDUCTION – An introduction with who you are going to work for
- Includes Company overview.
– Mission, Vision, Values
– History , objectives and clients
– Business verticals , management team and hierarchy
– Policies and dress code
– Business conduct guidelines
- Joining and statutory forms
ORIENTATION – Aligning with job role & responsibilities and work culture.
- Includes multiple learning methods
– Presentation and videos
– Information sessions and online learning
– Workplace tour and Formal meetings with teams and departments.
- Information of procedures and processes
- Information of work assignment/ job, clients
- Introduction to team members and key contacts.
- Information about employment terms and conditions.
* The process of employee induction and orientation differs from company to company and country to country but the aim of any induction & orientation program is to facilitate smooth transition of an employee into his new workplace and making that first positive impression that helps adding a committed and motivated employee.