Published: 2021-03-29 07:57 | Updated: 2021-04-01 11:31

Introduction day in a new format

Each semester, new employees meet on an introduction day. This time, it was held on March 24th in a digital format, focusing on KI´s core values and organisational culture.

Why the new format?

Introduction day is one of three important parts of employee orientation and to learn about KI core values. As early as in the job posting and during the interview the candidate should get an idea of the organisational culture. This should be reinforced in the pre-boarding process to create a positive employee experience followed by the on-boarding which involves a practical introduction about how things work at KI. This new format of introduction day offers a transformation from a passive participation to an active engagement among the new employees, with the aim of creating a positive energy, curiosity and pride in belonging to this new and exciting workplace.

The new format offers a transformation from a passive participation to an active engagement, with the aim of creating a positive energy, curiosity and pride in belonging to this new and exciting workplace.

Why is this important?

It is important to create a sense of commitment and belonging to the workplace from day one. To many new employees it is important that there is a harmony between the personal value  and the organisational culture. Therefore we have to communicate this at an early stage. Effective new employee onboarding may lead to lower employee turnover. Moreover, studies show that it may lead to increased job satisfaction, higher performance levels and engagement.

The goal is to create an inner, collective motivation, belonging and commitment to KI:s vision and core values. Employee engagement is crucial to workplace culture and, ultimately, in the daily work.

Together we contribute to a better health for all!

To many new employees it is important that there is a harmony between the personal value  and the organisational culture.

- The aim of the introduction day is to provide the new employee in-depth knowledge of the organization and get an opportunity to interact with colleagues. The employee orientation should clarify the higher purpose of KI reflecting the past, present and future of KI through engaging presentations. After this day, the new employee should know what we do at KI, why and how.

Lotta Fylking, HR-specialist, HR Office