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The first 100 days are often seen as crucial to fully engaging new employees to your organisation. These modules are designed to help you with the induction process as you welcome your new starters to the organisation.

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Feelings Cards - Induction

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 20 minutes.

Aims:
• To understand more about the culture and values of the organisation the participants have just joined.

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Time:
This exercise will take about 5 minutes to complete. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 20 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To understand more about the culture and values of the organisation the participants have just joined.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 20 participants.

You'll Need:
• One set of Feelings Cards for each participant.

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Getting to Know You! - Induction

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 25 minutes.

Aims:
• To help participants identify things they have in common with others in the room.

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Time:
This exercise will take about 20 minutes to complete. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 25 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To help participants identify things they have in common with others in the room.

Group Size:
This module can be used with groups of up to 20 participants.

You'll Need:
• Nothing other than the materials provided.

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Number Fun - Share Numerical Information

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 15 minutes.

Aims:
• To get across key statistical information about the organisation to participants in a fun way.

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Time:
This exercise will take about 15 minutes to run. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing 15 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To get across key statistical information about the organisation to participants in a fun way.

Group Size:
This module is suitable for use with groups of up to 25 participants.

You'll Need:
• Number cards (provided).
• A stopwatch and calculator.
Stopwatches can be purchased from Trainers' Market.

Notes:
You will need to pre-prepare questions around statistics that you want participants to know about the organisation.

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Something in Common - Induction

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 25 minutes.

Aims:
• To encourage participants to find things they have in common.
• To consider the impact on relationships of finding common ground.

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Time:
This exercise will take about 15 minutes to complete. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing about 25 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To encourage participants to find things they have in common.
• To consider the impact on relationships of finding common ground.

Group Size:
This module is suitable for use with groups of almost any size.

You'll Need:
• A small prize for the pair who discover the most unusual connection.

Notes:
A great way to open an induction programme.

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Who Is Who in the Organisation? - Introducing the Team

Time:
In total we estimate this exercise will take 20 minutes.

Aims:
• To let participants know who is who within the organisation in a fun way.
• To explore assumptions and stereotypes.

About

Time:
This exercise will take about 10 minutes to complete. In total, allowing for discussion, we recommend allowing 20 minutes for completion.

Aims:
• To let participants know who is who within the organisation in a fun way.
• To explore assumptions and stereotypes.

Group Size:
This module is suitable for use with groups of almost any size. It is designed with induction in mind, so we'd expect group sizes to be relatively small.

Useful For:
New staff.

You'll Need:
This exercise needs a little preparation (please see Set Up in trainer's notes).

Notes:
We’d like to thank Sandra Walsh for the idea for this exercise and for giving us permission to include it in Trainers’ Library.

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