Introduction and onboarding
You have taken the first important step: your signature to the contract marks the start of your unique professional journey at one of the world’s leading specialty chemical companies. You are beginning your career where, together with us in the team, you create and comprise what makes our customers’ success so special. Where you work specifically to improve the quality of life. At our company. With our staff.
We would like to describe for you below how the induction and onboarding process can look at our company. This is dependent, of course, on a range of factors and may vary according to country, company, department, and position. Invariably, though, we tailor the induction and onboarding process individually to the needs of the new member of staff and the particular demands of their future area of work.
Before the first day of work: Already before your first day of work, your arrival will be announced by email and colleagues will be asked to make you welcome at the company and to make your start as easy as possible. In addition, a structured process will ensure that you encounter a properly functioning and well-equipped place of work. An induction plan will also be drawn up so that you can get to know better your new range of duties and the colleagues responsible.
Welcome: On the first day you will be welcomed in person by your supervisors and new colleagues. You will be shown around the company by your direct supervisor and introduced to colleagues from other departments (who might be based in the same corridor, for example, or have frequent dealings with you). Furthermore you will be shown all the important rooms (staff kitchen, canteen, meeting rooms, etc.). You will also be given a welcome pack containing documents about the Group and the local company.
The first week: In the first few days your supervisor will hold a variety of induction talks with you. These include presentation of the company, the Division, and the corporate culture. To familiarize you with the guidelines for safety, workplace conduct and behavior on site, you will most certainly receive safety training (which is obligatory in all our companies). A tour of production and the labs is normally included in the induction program, as are talks with the Human Resources department (concepts of personnel development, lifetime account, pension schemes, compass dialog are explained, HR staff introduce themselves, new staff are informed about time & attendance recording and holiday applications => incl. where the relevant forms can be found on the Intranet). Information on IT and administration are provided by the relevant organizational unit. In addition, there are a variety of guidelines for specific procedures that assist at the induction.
Communication: The new member of staff will also be welcomed in the staff magazine and/or on the Intranet, with their name, photo, date of entry, and role displayed. New management staff will also be introduced by photo, career and job description as a message on the Intranet ticker.