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.
Suggested topics to cover during orientation
- New employee checklist
- History, mission, and goals of the department/institution;
- Position description and responsibilities;
- Expectations of the supervisor;
- Career development;
- University Safety checklist;
- Responsible computing policies; and
- Benefits and other personnel policies.
Visit the tools & resources page for links to these and additional resources available on campus to help you develop a comprehensive orientation process for your new employees.