Define Induction in HRM


1. Aptitude test

Aptitude tests are test which assess the potential and ability of a candidate. It enables to find out whether the candidate is suitable for the job. The job may be managerial technical or clerical. The different types of aptitude test are the following:

a) Mental ability/mental intelligence test

This test is used to measure the over all intelligence and intellectual ability of the candidate to deal with problems. It  judges the decision making abilities.

b) Mechanical aptitude test

This test deals with the ability of the candidate to do mechanical work. It is used to judge and measure the specialized knowledge and problem solving ability. It is used for technical and maintenance staff.

c) Psycho motor test

This test judges the motor skills the hand and eye co-ordination and evaluates the ability to do jobs lie packing, quality testing, quality inspection etc.

2. Intelligence test

This test measures the numerical skills and reasoning abilities of the candidates. Such abilities become important in decision making. The test consists of logical reasoning ability, data interpretation, comprehension skills and basic language skills.

3. Personality test

In this test the emotional ability or the emotional quotient is tested. This test judges the ability to work in a group, inter personal skills, ability to understand and handle conflicts and judge motivation levels. This test is becoming very popular now days.

4. Performance test

This test judges and evaluates the acquired knowledge and experience of the knowledge and experience of the individual and his speed and accuracy in performing a job. It is used to test performance of typist, data entry operators etc.


Induction = Orientation

Definition of Induction in HRM

Induction can be defined as a process of introducing the employee who is newly elected to the organization. When an employee is given a letter of appointment he joins the company on duty. The very first thing that the company does is, introduces the new employee to the organization and people working there. An induction program may be conducted at a particular center for all employees or at different places (branches of the company) for different employees. Normally the new employee is called together to the staff training college for the induction program.