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Currently we are recuiting increased numbers of school leavers across the company. At present we run induction trainiing specifically for school leavers or non school leavers. Does anyone have any experiences to suggest that mixing these groups during induction woud add value to their induction programme.
Vicky Mckenzie

3 Responses

  1. Experiences
    I find that mixing groups with varying levels of experience adds to the learning events. Whilst not necessarily working with school leavers, I have run induction programmes within a franchised network, for both experieced and non experienced personnel.
    I find that the experienced people can assist by providing their thoughts based on their experiences and the non experienced help by providing some completely fresh, unprejudiced ideas.
    I guess it depends a lot on content but my preference would be towards mixing the groups.

  2. Agree!
    I agree with Mark as there is a lot to be gained from sharing experiences. Plus it helps with the integration across the age ranges, too. If there are very role-specific issues for a large group, that could always be done separately. I have always mixed.

    Regards, Hesketh

  3. mix it!
    Like previous respondents, I like to mix levels/experience because induction should be orientation around culture, values, welcoming stuff and other generic things that all newstarters need to know. More job specific content should be handled locally. I do recommend an experienced facilitator handles this type of Induction event, though, because delegates from differing backgrounds,ages etc might need skilful handling when in a single group (differing expectations/comfort levels etc).



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