Dynamic Induction: Games, Activities and Ideas to Revitalize Your Employee Induction Process

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Dynamic Induction: Games, Activities and Ideas to Revitalise Your Employee Induction Process is a practical guide to upgrading your induction process and actively facilitating the new employee's becoming a positive, productive member of the organisation as quickly as possible. This informative, straightforward book has been designed to make it simple for you to take action and repair, revitalize or even rebuild your entire new-employee orientation and assimilation procedure into a dynamic and engaging process that will improve communication, co-operation and group cohesiveness.

Using a series of assessments, quizzes, charts and checklists, this instructive handbook presents more than 200 ideas and suggestions for enhancing and energizing your complete induction process, starting from the moment a new employee accepts the job.

Dynamic Induction also provides you with 50 games and structured activities that can be used to impart work-related information to staff embarking on a new job. These games and activities can be used in all of the instruction-related aspects of your induction process, including planned actions taken to welcome and help the new person as well as specific learning events designed to accelerate the integration of the new employee into the workforce.

Contents: Introduction: About this book
Part one - the induction process
Part two - dynamic induction games and activities
How to use this book. PART ONE: THE INDUCTION PROCESS: Introduction to the Induction Process: Top ten reasons for having a dynamic induction process
Top ten excuses for NOT having an induction process
What makes an induction process effective? Your Induction Process: The induction process assessment
Improving your induction process
Levels of improvement. Pre-induction Activities: How to include the new employee before their first day
Preparation for the new employee's arrival
Games for pre-induction
Improvement project form: your pre-induction programme. The New Employee's Four Firsts: The first hour
The first day
The first week
The first month
Games for the four firsts
Improvement project form: the four firsts in your induction process. Induction Training Programs: Subjects for the induction training programme
Creating an effective induction training programme
Energizing induction training with accelerated learning techniques
Using a theme
Games for induction training programmes
Improvement project form: your induction training programme. Induction Buddy Programs: What makes a good buddy? Games for buddy programmes. Induction Instruction Materials: Creating effective induction instruction materials
Making use of websites and intranets
Games for induction websites
Improvement project form: your induction instruction materials. PART TWO: DYNAMIC INDUCTION GAMES AND ACTIVITIES: List of Contents: Games for inclusion
Games for sharing information
You and your job. Games for Inclusion: Games and Activities to Get Acquainted: 1. Start the music
2. Hello, my name is…
3. Induction round robin
4. Let me give you my card
5. Get acquainted 4 x 4. Warm-ups and Ice Breakers: 6. Three degrees of connection
7. Tea cups and coffee mugs
8. Finding the words
9. The first job I ever had
10. How I found this job. Reassurance and Initiation Games: 11. I'm happy to be here, but
12. The new person in a group is like
13. Reasons I'm happy to be here
14. Caption competition
15. A picture says it all. Games for Sharing Information: General Information Games: 16. Listen up
17. A maze of information
18. Divide and conquer. Games on Getting to Know the Work Environment: 19. A walking tour
20. Treasure hunt
21. The best of everything
22. Where's where? Compliance, Safety and Security Games: 23. It's the law
24. In case of emergency
25. A sense of security
26. Safety tips
27. Where's the first aid kit? Human Resources Information Games: 28. Money matters
29. What's a person to do? 30. Overt and covert
31. What to do
32. All for you
33. Employee development opportunities. Understanding the Organization: 34. Once upon a time
35. Where in the world is…?
36. The big picture
37. What we are famous for
38. Who's who?
39. The teamwork puzzle
40. Quality and customer service game
41. TLAs are everywhere!
42. Company quiz bowl
43. The company board game. Games for Starting Your New Job: 44. Where do you fit in?
45. What you do and how you do it
46. Measuring up
47. The good, the bad, and the ugly
48. Now, then, and someday
49. Putting it all together
50. Celebration station.

About the Author:
Dr Susan El-Shamy is Senior Partner at Advancement Strategies, Inc., a training and development resources company based in Bloomington, Indiana, USA. In her 20 years as a training professional, Susan has worked with a variety of clients including Berlitz, Corning, Mattel, Motorola, Thomson Consumer Electronics and various government agencies. She is a regular guest lecturer at the Indiana University School of Business and a frequent speaker at national training conferences. Susan has a BA in Radio and Television, an MA in English, and a Doctor of Education degree in Counselling and Guidance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780566085444
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Pages: 203
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.82 (h) x 0.87 (d)

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