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Fun ways of parting with Induction Material ???


At the moment, we rely heavily on an induction workbook to provide information regarding H&S, company structure, benefits etc to new starters. Our first day is around Customer Service and our Brand Values. Feedback has shown that new staff would like some of the "standard" induction material delivered via the trainer. I want to avoid a long tell session, and guest speakers (bad experience in the past !). Ideally the pace is to be energetic, however due to security issues the new starters cannot roam around the building on a treasure hunt etc. If anyone has any ideas on good fun ways to part with this type of information, I would really appreciate it,, as at present I am stuck !!.
Lisa James

2 Responses

  1. Induction can be fun
    I have used an approach when I get people in pairs, or very small groups, to ‘research’ a particular induction topic. They can call in and interview those people who might otherwise have been guest speakers (who usually find it more enjoyable themselves). After 90 mins they have to present their findings to the rest of the group.
    Not only is it less dull than most other approaches to induction, I have found that they unearth some really useful information and grow in confidence.

  2. Induction Ideas
    Design an exhibition of company information (e.g. staff handbook; past newsletters; past memos; copies of company policies).
    Design a file of activities/exercises/questionsto be given to delegates to answer.
    Split delegates into competitive teams with a time limit to complete the file, using the exhibition as a resource.
    Review answers with delegates, awarding points as you go.
    Award a prize for highest points.
    The approach gets them helping themselves, with tutor guidance, it’s fun and it also helps them assimulate the ‘paper’ communication available in the organisation.
    Hope that helps.
    Happy Days!
    Bryan Edwards


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