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.
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.)
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