Putting together an effective induction programme

Putting together an effective induction programme

A good induction programme is vital to ensure a new employee settles into their role, becomes part of the team and has all the information they need to perform effectively. It should not be a brief one-off event. Instead it should be an ongoing process, structured to...
How to use probationary periods effectively

How to use probationary periods effectively

Most employers use some kind of probationary period for new staff. But are you using this period as effectively as possible? It shouldn’t be a case of just making a decision at the end about whether to keep the employee. Your aim should be to use the period to get the...
Why does ‘onboarding’ matter?

Why does ‘onboarding’ matter?

When you recruit a new member of staff in a small business, you usually need them to be working well straightaway. Often there’s been a case of existing staff being overstretched, or a key team member having left, so you want someone to hit the ground running. And in...