Onboarding Process

Checklist for supervisors of new employees:  word | pdf

Self-guided checklist for new employees: word | pdf

Overview for Supervisors

What is orientation?

A comprehensive orientation for the new employee includes....

Why is it important?

Orientation is important because it lays a foundation for the new employee’s entire career with the department. First impressions are important since they establish the basis for everything that follows. Without orientation, a new employee sometimes feels uncomfortable in his/her new position and takes longer to reach his/her full potential

Supervisor's responsibility

It is important to develop good communication with the new employee from the start. Distinct, well-defined expectations will reduce potential misunderstandings that may occur later. The more an employee knows about where he/she works, the more comfortable he/she will feel in his/her new position.

A Guide for Supervisors

Building a healthy relationship between you and your new employee is a deliberate and intentional process. Your integration "plan" should include:

  1. Announce whom you've hired and why.
  2. Communicate high priority objectives and performance expectations.
  3. Define the boundaries: rules, regulations, policies.
  4. Review checklists.
  5. Introduce key personal within and outside of your unit.
  6. Establish regular one-on-one meetings to review progress and address concerns
  7. Provide coaching and counseling.
  8. See also unit responsibilities

Tools & Resources for Supervisors

Below are links to resources available on campus to help you develop a comprehensive orientation process for your new employees.


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