In order to make the human resources capable of meeting the present challenges, it is necessary to update their knowledge through training and development. It is impossible for the employees to adapt to the changing organizational culture and environment in the absence of proper training.
There many different training methods adopted by an organization for the proper manpower development. In fact training starts immediately after the appointment itself. It is impossible for an employee to adapt with the organizational culture and tradition easily even if he/she might be richly experienced in some other organization. Induction training is a type of training given to the new employees at the time inducting them in the organization. This may lasts from few hours to few days depending on the nature of the employees, organization and the tasks employees going to perform. This paper mainly focusing on the need and importance of induction training, topics needed to be included in the induction training, the role of Human Resource Development (HRD), importance of organizational culture to the new employees etc.
Induction training is essential for the new employees in order to make them aware of the organizational culture and environment. It is impossible to have two organizations with similar culture or environment even if they are of same size, operating in same field and location. For example, if a printer working in a printing unit relocating to another printing unit in the same location, he needs induction training even if he is rich in experience.
Some organizations may adopt some specific business strategies and it is necessary for the employees to be accustomed in it. For example, in tire industry, some manufacturers make steel radial tires whereas some others make radial tires using the fibers. Even though both the manufacturers are