Let’s start at the very beginning (it’s a very good place to start)…
When new people join your organisation, their induction programme forms the learning experience that helps (or hinders) the skills and knowledge they need to perform their new role. Ensuring they gain the capability to carry out day-to-day tasks quickly and effectively means they start adding value to the organisation and have an immediate impact on organisational performance.
Most of us can remember the first few days in a new role where there is often an overload of information and as a result we struggle to remember everyone’s names, let alone how to actually do the more practical elements of the job.
The success of an induction programme is not about new starters sitting in a training room trying, and usually failing to absorb as much information as possible in a short space of time. Far more effective is an approach that ensures they learn on-the-job through experience and interactions with their new colleagues.