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Hello Dear Please tell me What is Induction and Orientation and Why is it Needed?
From India, New Delhi
To make aware about the Company & Job profile & location , rules regulations to new employee / entrant.
From India, Pune
Cut and Pasted from our procedure Oil & Gas Project Papua New Guinea

5.2 New Start Induction

5.2.1 All employees, regardless of position, on being assigned to the project will receive a new start induction. This induction shall take place as soon as practicable after arrival, but in any case before starting work, covering the followings as a minimum:

• Project overview, a description of the project and an understanding of the hazards.

• CONTRACTOR and its’ Subcontractors commitment to Safety and an overview of their SHES Management Systems.

• Site organization and a description of how the project is structured.

• Individual responsibilities

• Zero accident philosophy

• The PPE Program including the need for snake gaiters and types of snakes

• Principle hazards in construction.

• Site Security arrangements including finding unexploded ordinances (UXO)

• Disciplinary and Incentive procedures

• Overview of general site safety rules and regulations

• Risk assessments, Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

• Task and toolbox talks

• Incident / Accident / near-miss reporting

• Emergency procedures

• Housekeeping and waste management

• Environmental considerations including local cultures and archeological findings

• Health and welfare including regional specific health hazards such as Malaria and its control

• Waste Management program

• Chemical safety (MSDS)

• Plant and equipment

• Confined space entry

• Permits to Work

• Material handling

• Fire prevention

• Defensive driving and rules of the road

• Excavation Safety

• Scaffolding safety

• Working at heights / fall protection

• First Aid

From Singapore
The first step after getting your joining kit and getting all other formalities in an organization is Induction.
Organizations conduct Induction to make new joiners the aware of what the organization is all about.
Like how many departments are there and how many business does the organization runs. How do they operate from different locations.
Meeting the business heads, department heads and others. In induction they show their presentations of their Business and departments about how they operate.
Induction is very important for and organization and new joiners. This gives the new joiners and overview of their organization and what they should be proud of.....

From India, Mumbai
Induction is a training which is given to new employee for understand about company or organization as per following.
1) Company policy's
2) Vision and Mission
3) Company rules and regulations
4) Company activity , procedure and process...
5) Interaction with all depts ..........
if any employee joined new organization, he should not panic about is work ...before starting of work he should understand about company.........

From India, Bangalore
Dear Samsamay,

I can see that in the previous replies all have written about Induction only. When a new employee joins a company he is led into an induction/orientation or an induction and orientation program. This really confuses many in HR as some believe it is induction while others refer to it as orientation.

Let me make it clear that these two are interrelated but different concepts that are parts of any initiation program that is designed to make a new employee feel relaxed and learn the rules and regulations of a company in an easy manner.

Induction comes first and then it is followed by Orientation. Introducing the New Employee to all in the Organization, Issuing Appointment Letter, Entering name of the New Joiner in Attendance, Leave Management System, Salary Programme and all other joining formalities including familiarizing the new employee with the Company Profile, HR Policies and Processes, Organization Structure, etc. come under Induction Process. We can take help of a Presentation to explain some of the aforesaid stuffs to the new joiner. Induction is shorter, mostly of a day or two.

Orientation is a more formal program and usually consists of familiarizing the new employee with his work environment, the job and tasks that the new employee is expected to perform. Initial on job training can be a part of Orientation. The entire process can take 1 Week to 2 Weeks.

From India, New Delhi
Induction is done to get the new employees acquainted to the company norms and policies. For this the new entrants have to undergo various sessions, for example:
•HR Session- Wherein someone from the HR department explains the HR policies and functions to the new entrants
•Finance Session- Here someone from the finance team explains the various functions they perform. E.g.: Salary structure, deductions, benefits…
•Risk & Compliance Session- Here they are explained about the company’s do’s and don’ts
•Bank Session- A member from the bank that is associated with the company takes a session to open a new bank account
Other sessions would be- Social sessions, admin session, health and welfare session, etc… Depending on the size of the company these sessions may vary.
I hope this information helped you.

From India, Bangalore
I agree to some of the points; but in some organizations joining procedure is the first priority step and then Induction & orientation in the 1 week after joining.
From India, Mumbai
Dear Samsamay,
I hope you must have had got your thirst quenched for the infomation you were looking out for, nonetheless still if you think you need further clarity, please go through the below attachment. I hope it suffices.

From India, Mumbai

Attached Files
File Type: pdf Successful Onboarding.pdf (196.6 KB, 1005 views)

Induction and Orientation is a most important and vital roll at the time of introduction to the new Employee about the organization.
Induction means introduction of the company.
Orientation is the practical overview of the company that is it includes introducing employee do diffent people of the organisation making him more familiar with everyone so that he get the idea that what kind of company he will be working for and generating a level of comfort within the organisation.
Based on the Induction the organizations reputation will go further to the public.
By Induction and Orientation employees are integrated into organization
So that they become productive as soon as possible.

From India, Indore

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