induction crisisa trauma suffered by new employees where the reality of their new employment differs sharply from their expectations. A widespread phenomenon, it generally results from a failure by management to portray accurately the job and organization at the RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION stage, and from neglect of the process of initial TRAINING and familiarization. Induction crises frequently result in decisions to quit. See LABOUR TURNOVER.
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