first_img Comments are closed. BBC invests £4m in new induction planOn 23 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today The BBC is to invest £4m a year sending new staff on a four-day residentialinduction course. All staff employed on contract for longer than three months will go throughthe programme. Stephen Dando, director of HR and internal communication at the BBC, hopesthe initiative will strengthen the organisation and create cross-departmentalties. “We are trying to build a stronger culture, and induction is a keyopportunity to excite and inspire people. It is also an opportunity to tellthem what [the BBC] stands for and what it is trying to create.” About 100 new employees will be put up in a hotel during each inductioncourse, which is part of the ‘One BBC – Making It Happen’ programme created tomodernise and improve all aspects of the network. Dando said one of the reasons the decision was taken to replace the existingvoluntary one-day induction course was because attendance is typically as lowas 25 per cent. The new scheme, which will be piloted from the end of this month before goinglive in September, will be mandatory for all BBC employees. Dando said the induction will be run by the most charismatic staff membersthey can find, and new recruits will get opportunities such as seeing Top ofthe Pops made or BBC News go out live. Dando believes the cost should fall in subsequent years, maybe to around£3m, once the programme is fully developed. BBC director general Greg Dyke said: “Our aim is to ensure that peoplejoining the BBC share the same passion for the organisation as we all do,understand the scale and range of the place and witness some of the amazingthings that we do.” By Quentin Reade Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more