These guidelines provide a University-wide and consistent approach to induction at the local level and have been produced to help managers design and implement induction programmes.
Any local induction has to provide all the relevant information that new staff need and are able to assimilate without being overwhelmed or being diverted from the essential process of integration into their team.
One size does not fit all – a standardised induction is unlikely to satisfy all needs. Each new member of staff should receive a planned programme of induction covering both local (job) and organisational information to make their transition from new member of staff to effective member of staff go as smoothly as possible. The length and nature of the induction process depends on the complexity of the role and the background of the new member of staff.
It is recommended that you nominate an induction co-ordinator (this may be you) who will be responsible for planning and arranging the induction programme and supporting the new employee during the first few weeks. You may also wish to consider introducing a buddy to the new member of the team.
Induction should be planned in five stages as illustrated in the sample Induction Co-ordinator Checklist.(Word doc: 54KB)
Local Induction for Heads of Schools, Deans, Faculty Pro-Vice Chancellors and Directors of Research Intitutes are usually coordinated by the Head of Administration in each Faculty.