Induction - Line Managers

Induction - Line Managers

This information is designed to provide you with an idea of what is expected of you as a line manager when recruiting a new member of staff and the responsibilities that arise from this. Not only does a good Induction process benefit the new employee and line manager, but there are impacts that benefit the whole organisation as a result.

The Importance of Induction

The Induction of new staff has a significant impact on a number of important areas within the University, these include:

  • The Student Experience
  • Morale
  • Employer Brand
  • Effectiveness of our staff, teams, departments and schools
  • Finance
  • Staff Turnover

Guidance documents:

Please below our guidance documents which have been developed to support your preparations for staff induction that will help to address the needs of all new employees of the University. The guidance provided is generic, so you can tailor it dependent on the new starters' specific Department/School.

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It is recommended that you attend our 'Induction Guidance for Line Managers' training session that is advertised on the Staff Development Workshop System. It covers; what makes an Induction effective, the costs and challenges of Induction, and the Induction process from the job offer to the Probation Review 6 months into the role.

The Powerpoint slides can be found here.

If you require any further guidance and support with the Induction process, please do not hesitate to contact: Nicola Smithson or Aimee Longbottom via training@worc.ac.uk. Alternatively, you can contact your allocated HR Business Partner.