If you have a member of staff leave the company but then re-joins a few months later on a new contract of employment, does the company need to go through a full induction process with them again e.g. Health & Safety, Office Regulations, Data Protection and other company Procedures and Policies as if they never had worked for the company previously?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 2 February 2016
Arthur Cox
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As a general rule, it is important that all companies, large or small, should have a well-considered induction programme to provide employees with all the information they need before starting the job.

The induction programme should reflect the complexity of the job in question and help employees adjust and acclimatise to the workplace environment.

Employers are often faced with the issue of whether to undertake a full induction process again when re-hiring former employees. From a best practice perspective, employers are encouraged to initiate an induction process again.

The employee will most likely be appointed on a new contract and the company’s policies may have been changed or

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