Introducing the new employee who is designated as a probationer to the job, job location, surroundings, organisation, organisational surroundings and variousemployees is the final step of employment process. Some of the companies do not layemphasis on this function as they view that this function will be automatically performed by the colleagues of the new employees. This is more so in educational institutions. This process gains more significance as the rate of turnover is high among new employeescompared to that among senior employees. This is mainly because of the problem of adjustment and adaptability to the new surroundings and environment. Further, absenseof information, lack of knowledge about the new environment, cultural gap, behaviouralvariations, different levels of technology, variations in the requirements of the job and theorganisation also disturb the new employee. Further, induction is essential as thenewcomer may feel insecure, shy, nervous and disturbing. This situation leads toinstability and turnover. Hence, induction plays a pivotal role in acquainting the newemployees to the new environment, company rules and regulations.
"Induction is the process of receiving and welcoming an employee when hefirst joins a company and giving him the basic information he needs to settle downquickly and happily and start work."Lecture, handbook, film, group seminar are used to impart the information to newemployees about the environment of the job and the organisation in order to make thenew employee acquaint himself with the following heads:1.About the company's history, objectives, policies, procedures, rules and regulations,codes etc2.About the department and3.About the superiors, subordinates etc.
(i) About the Company:
History, growth, organisation and management, products, market, customers etc., of the company.
Basic conditions of employment-- hours of work, shift, holidays, retirement benefits.
Pay, allowances, deductions.
Sickness rules, information, pay, sick leave.
Leave rules --casual, special, earned --holidays, vacation.
Work rules, work-load, use of materials, equipment, machine.
Disciplinary rules and procedure.