Editor's message: The first few weeks and months in a job are crucial to fostering a good relationship between your organisation and the employee, and ultimately encouraging a good level of staff retention.
A well-organised induction programme is one of the best ways of helping new recruits adjust to the organisation and settle into their new job. It works well when it is not merely an ad hoc activity but, instead, comprises a comprehensive programme of events, designed to take place over a period of several weeks.
Adopting a probationary period for new recruits can also help to get things off to a good start. Monitoring the employee's progress will help to identify any issues quickly, such as training needs.
Bar Huberman, employment law editor
Updated to include information on trends in retaining staff.
We discuss the results of our recent survey on graduate recruitment and give an overview of probationary periods.
Updated to include changes to the law on employing foreign nationals.
Onboarding has become increasingly strategic - with senior leaders playing a far more central role - according to research from the Top Employers Institute.
Practical guidance on managing probationary periods, including the law relating to statutory rights and contractual terms during the probationary period, the effect of Przybylska v Modus Telecoms Ltd, extending probationary periods, and a model probationary period clause.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to new recruits.