The University's orientation program offers new staff the opportunity to understand the culture, values and strategy of the University as a whole.
Faculties and units also have a part to play in orienting new staff. A local induction should be conducted for each new staff member so that the new person can engage with their team and understand their shared responsibility for achieving the team's goals.
Ideally, each unit or team should appoint a local induction co-ordinator to assist new staff in familiarising themselves with their roles and to arrange the practical details of starting a new job.
A peer of the new starter can also be appointed as an induction contact to assist them to find their feet and to provide informal support and feedback.
The manager or supervisor of the new starter must also be aware of their responsibilities in welcoming and orienting them to the team.
To assist your unit in designing an appropriate induction program, you may wish to download and customise these checklists.
As a new starter, you may wish to download the new starter checklist to assist you in managing your introduction to your new role.