How Do I Onboard a New Employee?
Now that you have selected the best candidate, onboarding is a great opportunity to make a continued, positive impact. Onboarding efforts begin with the candidate’s offer of employment from Human Resources. The official offer letter invites new employees to attend DePaul Foundations: New Employee Orientation.
Onboarding a new employee has four major objectives:
On-boarding is a shared responsibility with activities managed by the hiring department/college and Human Resources.
The following steps outline typical on-boarding activities:
Prepare for your new employee by taking these typical steps to welcome and/or introduce a new employee:
Take steps to set up the workspace and appropriate technology for their role:
Set up access and system accounts through Information Services:
DePaul Foundations: New Employee Orientation
Hiring managers are encouraged to hire new employees on a start date that coincides with DePaul Foundations. DePaul Foundations is a full-day program that takes place on the Loop Campus at 14 E. Jackson Blvd., Ste. 1328. It introduces new employees to the benefits of working at one of the nation’s largest private universities. DePaul Foundations serves as an introduction to university mission, values, culture and business practices and provides employees with just-in-time resources to support their transition to the university and their new job role.
Department Orientation The New Workplace
Get Familiar with Workplace: A Guided Tour:
Address Relevant Policies and Procedures
Introduce Department Functions and Key Relationships:
Review Job Duties and Responsibilities
How Do I Know if My Department's Orientation is Working?
Onboarding does not end after the new employee’s first few days. Managers should regularly follow up with them. The Onboarding Checklist provides a starting point for onboarding a new employee. However, your college or department may need to offer more specialized information and assistance.
Consider the following: