Onboarding Basics

Effective onboarding sets the new employee and their supervisor up for success, by ensuring administrative paperwork is complete, the new person understands their job, and how their role fits in to rest of the office. An organized and thorough approach strongly supports morale, productivity, and retention.

Information and Activities Before the First Day

  • HR appointment, access, workspace and resources
    • Confirm new-hire appointment and start date
    • Assure workspace and necessary resources
    • Office/network access
  • Setting tone and expectations
    • Congratulations and welcome
    • Inform team about new hire start
    • Highlight behaviors for success - ask questions, seek feedback

Day One

  • Meet & greet
  • Tour
  • Priority overview about the organization - mission/vision/values, services, org structure
  • Administrative details
  • Computer Access
  • Question and answer
  • Mentor/buddy to supplement supervisory support
  • Employee Manual Example

90 Days

  • Mandatory and preferred training
  • Regularly scheduled meetings with supervisor
  • Review Remote Work Ideas (if applicable) found below
  • Staggered increase in work responsibilities
  • Clarifying goals and accountability
  • Performance review that provides feedback about quality and quantity of work and inquires about personal and professional goals

LinkedIn Learning Video Playlist

Onboarding New Hires As a Manager

Other Available Training

Bystander Training


Please email Jarvis Clark, Associate Director of Student Activities for more information.


Campus Rec Online Training





Service Standard Training Facilitated by People Excellence

Check the People Excellence website for current training schedule.



New Student Staff Training Checklist

New Student Staff Training Checklist
Rowdy Corps Handbook

Rowdy Corps Handbook
Developing Interactive Workshops

Developing Interactive Workshops

Job Ideas for Students Working Remotely

There are many possible activities for student employees who work remotely. We have put together a list of activities designed to improve the student as an employee, to benefit your office now and in the future.

Job Tips for Students Working Remotely