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Now that you’ve hired a new team member, there are some steps you’ll need to take to ensure a successful onboarding.

Onboarding Check List

 The below list can be used as a guide to creating a smooth onboarding experience for your new hire. Not all items will be relevant for all positions.  You can also refer to the Resources for New Employees page to get a sense of what your new hire’s experience will be in their first few days.

  • Equipment
    Submit the ITS onboarding form and work with ITS to ensure your new hire has necessary equipment for remote work. (ITS will need a shipping address.)
     ITS onboarding form
  • Contact
    Keep in close contact with your new hire to ensure they understand what to expect for remote onboarding.
  • Weekly Schedule
    Create an onboarding schedule for the first week or two which may include expected office hours, orientations, trainings, introductory meetings, etc.  
  • Virtual Training
    Determine what training they may need and schedule in advance (CWD offerings, system specific trainings, 1:1 training with colleagues) 
  • Virtual Meetings/Introductions
    Set up 1:1 or small group meetings with immediate team and/or relevant stakeholders from other departments they will be interacting with regularly in course of day to day responsibilities 
  • Email Announcements
    Think of how you want to announce your new team member to your department and key contacts. 
  • Ongoing Follow-up
    Set up regular 1:1 meetings to set expectations and check in on transition to new role, especially during first 90 days (orientation & review period). 

Useful Resources for Onboarding