We get asked a lot of questions here at Induct for Work, but here are the most common.
Inductions are the processes or training sessions used by employers to introduce employees to the companies they will be joining or the new positions they will be starting. The aim of an induction is to prepare a new employee for their new role and integrate them into the company and may include an introduction to the new industry, training for their new role, an explanation of expectations, role requirements and the highlighting of safety procedures or issues, among other things. Inductions may last a few hours, a few days or even a few weeks or months, depending on the scope of the new role being inducted.
While workplace inductions are not required in all industries and all workplaces, every single employer in Australia has a legal obligation to provide employees with adequate instruction and supervision. Furthermore, inductions are mandatory in others such as construction, where two forms of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) induction are required (construction induction training and a site induction). Such industries usually also require employers to provide evidence that this induction has taken place. Regardless of whether or not you are required to provide employees (or volunteers and visitors in some cases) with a formal induction, there are many reasons why you absolutely should provide an induction for every new employee.
OHS (sometimes called OH&S) stands for Occupational Health and Safety. OHS is the term used to cover all things related to the health and safety of employees within their place of work. OHS includes such issues as workplace hazards and various safety procedures among other things, and the aim of OHS is to ensure all workplaces are safe and healthy to work in. Each Australian state has its own OHS laws (and within each state, most industries have their own laws), so be sure to consult an employment lawyer about the laws pertaining to your industry.
Induct for Work provides an easy and affordable means of inducting new employees. It’s a fast and straightforward process that allows employees to set up induction programs in minutes. All you need to do is create the basic induction questions and answers, and we will take care of the rest. You just need to upload your logo and share the details with your new employee who can induct themselves anytime of the day or night – from anywhere they have internet access. You’ll be emailed their progress and notification of their results. Oh, and if you don’t have a basic induction program ready, you can either choose from our range of X induction templates based on your industry, or you can create a new one based on a mix of your questions and our templates. We save you time and money and, in the long term, help you run a safer workplace.
Unlike so many of our competitors, Induct for Work does not force you to hand over your credit card details, nor do we bombard you with unwanted sales pitches. We have enough faith in our product to allow you to try without buying. In fact, the basic service, which includes 5 inductions is absolutely free. If you have no need for more than 5 inductions per month, you’ll won’t have to pay a cent. Oh, and unlike some other induction sites, we don’t force feed the correct answers to your employees. If they don’t – or can’t – pass the induction, you’ll be notified and can help them be trained correctly. This is a huge benefit as it ensures your new employees don’t learn by rote, but actually understand the training your providing for them. Ultimately, this leads to better trained employees who work better and more safely!
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This will vary depending on the size of your organisation and the industry within which you work. Typically, inductions are organised by Human Resources and conducted by the new employee’s immediate supervisors or team leaders. In some companies and industries, however, induction may be conducted in several phases over several days, weeks or, even, months by different people in different parts of a business. There is no rule about who should conduct induction, but if you do have questions, be sure to check with your Human Resources or recruitment people. If you don’t have a HR department to consult, seek the advice of an employment lawyer about who should conduct your inductions, what the rules are for your industry and what needs to be covered.