Business strategy should converge with talent

Could you tell us about the current best practices in induction policies?
Earlier, with the objective to familiarise new entrants with the organisation’s operational processes, systems, practices and other crucial aspects, a detailed and structured induction programme used to be organised once in a month in a classroom. The top management would talk the new entrants through the induction manual and explain the vision, mission and brief history of the company; list of top executives and department heads, organisational structure and reporting pattern; leave policy; insurance coverage; housing policy; dress code, quality, safety or health and environment policy, etc. Once the formalities in HR were completed, employees would be directed to their respective functional heads.

Nowadays, induction policies that mostly revolve around vision or mission or strategies are in vogue and business setups are operating on ‘virtual induction mode’...

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