A new joiner’s first impression of the organization they are joining will have a significant bearing on their ability to quickly integrate in, their overall job satisfaction and, ultimately, the likelihood of them staying with that organization. Carefully-curated, well-managed staff induction programs are central to supporting a successful entry process and ensuring this positive and professional first impression.
Method Grid is the perfect platform on which to develop (and continuously-improve!) content-rich staff induction programs. From your “master” staff induction grid, individual programs can then be quickly created for individual inductees. The additional feature of element labelling can be used as a powerful tracking overlay – to easily keep track of staff progress through, and confidence in, their specific induction plans.
To help illustrate this – and to get you started – we have created an induction programme example based on a 12-week staff induction methodology.
Who might this induction programme example be useful for?
The induction programme example grid is a must-have for any organization looking to build a structured, repeatable, easy-to-follow on-boarding process. Completely customisable, the grid includes core topic areas and a host of induction module (element) ideas that are typically to be found in comprehensive staff induction programs.
How is it best used?
The induction programme example grid should be bespoke-developed as a general “master” reference for your organization’s induction procedure. Under the many suggested element areas, content specific to your organization and circumstances can be added to bring the grid to life. You will also want to reschedule the modules (drag-and-drop the elements) across the 12-week program (or other program duration) according to your needs – remembering not to overwhelm new staff in the early stages!
This master grid can then be easily cloned to make unique grid instances for each new joiner – with further tailoring, as necessary, for their individual situation and job role. These specific-individual staff induction grids can be easily colour labelled, module-by-module, to annotate confidence-related progress through the plan – thus facilitating dynamic HR overview and support intervention.
What does it consist of?
This grid lays out a suggested staff induction methodology, across an illustrative 12-weeks. The grid includes c. 75 module (element) ideas within a number of common-topic themes (rows):
- Company overview – including vision, mission & objectives, core values, org. structures, key staff, brand awareness, market and competitor overview etc.
- HR and legal requirements – including mentor assignment, payroll, staff handbook, holiday, pension, health & safety, policies, performance reviews etc.
- Training – including role specific, general professional development, tech, software and systems etc.
- Orientation – including building tours, departmental oversight, colleague introductions etc.
- Tools and resources – including computers, phones, cars, email, key apps etc.