Just wondering about your attitudes towards the training/induction of foreign employees, particularly temporary ones? ***Before I go any further, almost all of our foreign employees are really good and I don't have the slightest problem with foreign people*** We have a number of foreign members of staff here (about 10-15%) and just about all of them speak enough English to function in their roles (delivery and veg preparation). However when it comes to inductions and training it's a little harder, as there are a number of policies that have all been written out using relatively technical words (not so ridiculous that no one would understand but technical enough that auditors wouldn't think this was a Micky Mouse company) and I'm pretty sure a number of our foreign contingent don't fully understand what they're reading. Its the same for orientation and on-the-job training, it can only be explained well to the employees who speak what you'd consider "good" English.
Secondly, how long would you all say someone needs to be working here before a full induction takes place? For example, agency temps that may only be around for 2 days are currently normally thrown in at the deep end with only basic health and safety info and demonstrations of how to chop veg. Should they be given the full works or is it not worth it?
I appreciate your thoughts in advance.