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employee induction. An exploratory study of employee induction within a business environment

Dillane, Des (2011) employee induction. An exploratory study of employee induction within a business environment. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This research was an exploration of the employee induction process within a business environment. A case study was used in order to get a better understanding of how the induction process works and the consequences of an inadequate process. The investigation focused on the use certain features that could potentially enhance the effectiveness of induction and the experience of employees new to a role or Company.

Induction is the initial period of employment where a person is acclimatising to a new role. The process involves transferring significant amounts of information to the new employee so they can get up to speed and become as productive as people already employed. A poor process can lead to feelings of inadequacy and people can take longer to be comfortable and efficient in the role. This is then a cost to the employer and a difficult start for the new employee.

This research focused on two specific constructs within employee induction. These were the use of technology and mentoring. Technology is the use of any online or computer based solutions. The findings of the study showed the use of technology and mentoring, in a blended approach, can enhance the effectiveness of induction for employers and employees.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Induction
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Tim Lawless
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2011 16:16
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2011 16:16
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/593

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