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Orienting New Employees

Getting a new employee off to a good start can make a big difference in their feeling welcomed and in their effectiveness on the job. Do all you can to make the "onboarding" process as smooth as possible for them.

Your new hire will be invited to a New Hire Orientation Program conducted by the Office of Human Resources. Guest speakers from across campus will include Office of Institutional Diversity, disability services, purchasing and information technology. In addition, your new hire will be scheduled for a benefits information session. Information on the date, time and place will be included in the new hire package sent to the employee.

It is now time for you to immerse your new hire in your specific department. The onboarding process for a new employee doesn't happen in one day, one month or even six months; it is an ongoing process. However, it is critical to officially welcome your new employee and to provide a formal orientation to your part of the organization within the first week of work.

This checklist will help you make the onboarding and orientation process as smooth as possible for your new employee.