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Starting out well: Setting up induction / probation for new staff

Course description

Welcome to Flinders University! Here's your desk and good luck!
Does this sound familiar?
What do you remember about how you were introduced to your workplace?
In the staff survey, 'Your Voice 2008', 59% of staff thought that new people are given enough guidance and training when they start in the job.
This course will help you to ensure that your new staff members feel welcomed, accepted and informed about their role, their responsibilities and your expectations of them. By setting up effective induction and probation, you will play an active part in helping your new staff member become settled into the workplace.



Type of course



Pia Grimm
Human Resources Division

Who should attend

Supervisors of professional staff, or other staff who are involved in inducting new team members.

What you will learn

Learning outcomes:

  • How to set up an appropriate induction program
  • Creating clear expectations for performance from the outset
  • Establishing probation milestones and goals
  • Reviewing progress during probation
  • What to do when things aren't working out during probation
  • Prerequisites / assumed knowledge

    Attendance at mandatory supervisor training, and/or familiarity with Performance Review and Development policy and procedure