+1 (218) 451-4151 info@writersnest.org

Induction
Coulshed & Mullender (2006, pp158-159) argue that the orienting of new members of staff is sometimes ignored in management literature. This lack of attention to staff induction has been evident in my setting. I have worked for my employers for about 10 years and have never received formal induction training. However over recent years there has been a gradual process to improve this. Initially some personnel sections developed a brief induction package to explain issues like absence reporting, use of flexi leave and working hours. Whether you received this would depend on which geographic area you worked in. More recently this has been formalised with a general induction package developed by our training section and provided annually. This still focuses on conditions of service and is not routinely offered to new workers, but has to be applied for at appropriate times during its rolling programme. Induction to the actual post is dependent upon your line manager and there is no formal standard or monitoring of this. Before being a manager I was a practice teacher. I used…
… middle of paper …