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Dynamic Induction

Games, Activities and Ideas to Revitalize your Employee Induction Process, 1st Edition

By Susan El-Shamy


204 pages

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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 organization 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.


'Dynamic Induction not only makes a strong case for the importance of a comprehensive induction program, it also provides a treasure trove of ideas on how to do it effectively. The author's grasp of sound learning theory translates into a book full of checklists, exercises and games to promote skill building and ensure effective induction. It transforms training into learning and, best of all, shows that learning can be fun. This practical, creative book belongs on every trainer's bookshelf - not just as a guide for induction programs, but as a valuable collection of interactive learning exercises.' Susan Gastony, Indiana University, USA 'This book is a very useful and instructive book … (it) is dynamic, it is an accumulation of the experience, and learning, about induction the Susan El-Shamy has built up during her 20 years as a training professional. It is an invaluable addition to any trainer's bookshelf. It will enable trainers to develop their own dynamic induction processes, by choosing the appropriate games and activities to meet the needs of their organisations and new recruits.' Institute of Training and Occupational Learning, Nov. 2003 ' I can recommend this book to anyone considering planning induction programmes, experienced trainers who are seeking new approaches or different activities within their active approaches, and managers without trainer back-up who will find the activities in many cases are almost stand-alone and can be used directly. Ratings: Innovation **** Content **** Clarity ***** Overall recommendation **** Value for money ****' Training Journal, Nov. 2003 'Overall, the book is immensely informative and instructive and can be described as a compendium on induction containing a straightforward how-to agenda. … The prescriptions in the book, if followed, will help in the direction of improving communication and cohesiveness. It impressed me immensely, as it contains a very rich source of ideas on induction. I read i

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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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management