University of Iowa

6b. 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.

Supervisors and employees have access an array of useful just-in-time resources and information on the onboarding site. 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?

View a sample checklist for introducing a staff member to the work area, the department or unit, and their colleagues.

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.