doing an introduction

Discussion in 'English Only' started by kenny4528, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. kenny4528

    kenny4528 Senior Member

    Taipei
    Mandarin, Taiwan
    Hi there, say, a manager of the resort is going to quit and a new one will take his place, so the former one has to show the new guy what to do, can I sat the following?
    I doubt if do an introdution sounds find here.
     
  2. sdgraham

    sdgraham Senior Member

    Oregon, USA
    USA English
    Do you mean "introducing the new manager?"
     
  3. kenny4528

    kenny4528 Senior Member

    Taipei
    Mandarin, Taiwan
    No, I meant to say he is showing the new guy what his regular job was about, what responsibility he has to take on.
     
  4. timpeac

    timpeac Senior Member

    England
    English (England)
    We say "doing a handover". The person receiving it is "having a handover".

    I think in less colloquial terms you could say "giving an induction to" and "being inducted" respectively.
     
  5. ewie

    ewie Senior Member

    Elsewhere
    English English
    Hi Kenny. There's a handy ~ but slightly jargony ~ word for this in BE: induction / (induct) 'introduction of a new employee to his job':
    Has Kenneth had his induction yet?
    (Has Kenneth been inducted yet?
    ~ I feel that the verb is a bit less common).
     
  6. kenny4528

    kenny4528 Senior Member

    Taipei
    Mandarin, Taiwan
    Thank you all very much and now I remember I'd heard the word induction used by my employer before~
     
  7. timpeac

    timpeac Senior Member

    England
    English (England)
    On reflection, I think my original "handover" is better than "induction".

    A handover can only really be given by the person leaving, and this is what you are describing.

    An induction is more general, "Here is your desk. These are your responsibilities." Perhaps there is also some "these are the files that your predecessor left" but that's not really a handover.
     
  8. kenny4528

    kenny4528 Senior Member

    Taipei
    Mandarin, Taiwan
    Ya, I just checked the definition of handover, which is pretty much the word I was looking for in my case.
     

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