Recruiting people with the right skills and qualities is essential for any organisation if it is to maintain and improve its efficiency. Not only the personnel manager but also the line manager/supervisor has a part to play in the selection process. It is crucial that both these people have training to enable them to carry out their roles effectively.
Careful analysis of the job to be done, and of the competencies required to do it, is necessary if the right people are to be fitted into the right job.
Having selected the best candidate for the job, the next stage is to ensure that the new recruit is successfully integrated into the organisation through a well planned induction programme.
Induction need not be an elaborate exercise, but it must be thought out in advance, carried out in a timely and careful manner, and evaluated to ensure that it meets the needs of the employee.
The benefits of a good induction programme are a more settled employee, a more effective response to training, lower labour turnover, and improved industrial relations.