Inducting and Placing New Hires

• The nature and purpose of orientation • Different stages • Problems and solutions

Nature and Purpose
A systematic, planned introduction of new-

hires to their jobs, co-workers and organization

Primary Purpose
Make new employees feel ‘at home’ Reduce anxiety

Reduce new hire turnover Enable new workers to voice their problems,


Stages : Strategic Choices
Formal Individual Serial Investiture Informal Collective Disjunctive Divestiture

Topics Covered in Orientation
Organizational Issues History of employer Org. Structure Key Names Employee’s title and dept. Layout of physical facilities Employee Benefits Pay scale and pay days Vacations & holidays Rest breaks Training and Education benefit Introduction To supervisor To trainers Job Duties Job location Job tasks Overview of job Job objectives To co-workers To employee counsellor Insurance benefits Retirement benefits Employer provided services Rehab programmes Probationary period Product line or services provided Overview of production Company policies Disciplinary regulations

Requisites for Effective Induction
 Prepare for new employee Determine information new employees want

to know Determine how to present information Completion of paperwork

Possible Problems
Allotted supervisor too busy Information overload Too many forms Too menial tasks inviting dis-interest Too challenging tasks Put on job too fast , too soon. 

Allocation of people to jobs after hiring and

orientation Managerial perspective : important to extract maximum productivity Employee perspective : important to derive maximum satisfaction / benefit Problems :
Individuals transferred from one job type to

another Job types being – individual, sequential, pooled