Employee Induction

Onboarding, orientation, induction, call it what you will, but the initial settling in period at a new organisation is vital to an employee’s engagement and their ongoing performance.

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.

The People Alchemy approach to employee induction includes:

  • A structured path to capability
  • Harnessing the power of informal learning opportunities
  • Blending this with formal learning and mandatory training
  • A tailored timescale that ensures new starters learn the right things at the right time
  • Applying new knowledge and skills on-the-job
  • Practical exercises and activities
  • Opportunities to meet and network with new colleagues
  • Performance support reference material
  • An immediate return on investment for the organisation

“Employees are a company’s greatest asset – they’re your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus and make them feel that they are integral part of the company’s mission.”

Anne M.Mulcahy


The Performance100 platform is a simple but powerful way to accelerate the journey to proficiency. And where employee induction is concerned we’ve done the hard work for you. We have created a tailored pathway to take your new starters through everything they need to know with a structured approach to learning over a period of time. Mentoring and line manager support are an in-built part of the process and informal activities and hands-on exercises deliver unparalleled learning transfer.


On-The-Job Support

Provide your new starters with a breakthrough online resource that provides day-by-day support on-the-job. We all need knowledge and skills to do our jobs and we can’t ever know it all. Performance Assistant gives practical, down to earth information that everyone can access right when they need it..



Helpful Resources

GUIDe: Capability At Work

This complimentary guide provides a model of capability, and a way to use that model to drill down into the true causes that contribute to an employee being unable to adequately respond to the task they are asked to do.


BOOK: Capability At Work: How To Solve The Performance Puzzle

In his second book, People Alchemy founder, Paul Matthews, explains the importance of capability to organisational performance and why L&D and HR must make the capability of people and the organisation a priority.


BOOKLET: 17 Essential Tips for L&D People

This booklet sets out 17 essential L&D strategies that you can use to make positive, lasting change in your organisation. If you are new in L&D, these are the critical things you need to be paying attention to!


Email us at [email protected] us or call +44 (0)1908 325 167 to discuss your induction challenges and see how we can help.