7b. Orienting you and your staff

  1. What do I need to know to transition new staff members?
  2. How can I prepare a staff member for their specific job and responsibilities?
  3. How do I get a staff member oriented to the location at which s/he will be working?
  4. How do new staff members get oriented to the University and/or UI Health Care?

1.  What do I need to know to transition new staff members?

Onboarding is The University of Iowa’s process for welcoming and supporting new staff as they transition to a new job.  An overview of onboarding, and a phased plan for facilitating a new employee’s transition can be found at http://www.uiowa.edu/hr/onboardui/# (employee site).

Supervisors can go to GroupShare (requires your HawkID and password) to access an array of useful just-in-time resources and information.  The FAQ Quick Links page, in the New Supervisor Resource Packet, may be especially useful.  An additional supervisor resource is the New UI Supervisors: Starting Successfully online course in ICON

2.  How can I prepare a staff member for their specific job and responsibilities?

A checklist to help you orient a staff member to the type and manner of work they will be doing, as well as the expectations of their work can be found at http://www.uiowa.edu/learn/orientation/specchecklist.html.

3.  How do I get a staff member oriented to the location at which s/he will be working?

A sample checklist for introducing a staff member to the work area, the department or unit, and their colleagues can be found at http://www.uiowa.edu/learn/orientation/gencklist.html.

4.  How do new staff members get oriented to the University and/or UI Health Care?

New staff members will be invited to attend an orientation program that will provide them with an overview of information about the University (and/or UI Health Care) and pertinent benefit programs.  Prior to attending an orientation, staff members can review an online resource that will introduce them to a number of programs, policies and practices that support our university community.  This information can be found at http://www.uiowa.edu/learn/orientation/orientation.html.