In today's fast paced marketplace it is easy to neglect small important things!
Recently we assisted an organisation prove they had complied with their obligations in inducting their employee. The employee tried to bring a claim for severe stress against business. If substantiated this may have resulted in business having been found to be breaching proven human resource management guidelines and face a large payout.
The business was able to demonstrate a clear process of induction and was exonerated!
We are all busy today. The temptation is that you hire someone and put them straight to work; after all there are bills to pay, customers to service, paperwork, sales, marketing and on goes list. You can protect your business from risk and claims!
What is Induction?
Induction is where you (manager or business) introduce your new employee to workplace environment, work colleagues, employment conditions, policies and procedures and customs and practices of your business.
What should Induction process include?
We recommend that you have an Induction Checklist! This assists in facilitating process and at conclusion of Induction both you and your employee sign off.
We recommend your Induction Checklist should contain key employee and employer responsibilities as;
• hours of work
• employee responsibilities
• pilfering policies
• private use of email and Internet
• occupational health and safety
• personal safety
• client / employee relationships
• grievance procedures
• performance systems
• organisational chart
• anti-discrimination and harassment prevention policy