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Career Development: "On-Boarding"

On-Boarding Toolkit

POD has developed an On-Boarding Toolkit (PDF) for UW managers. The toolkit provides a wealth of checklists, tips, and other resources to help UW managers effectively welcome their new employees, get them up to speed, and lay the foundation for their long-term success. (All UW managers may find the toolkit useful, but it is most pertinent to Seattle Campus classified and professional staff since other organizations, such as UW Medicine, UW Bothell, and UW Tacoma, have their own onboarding programs.)

Showing New Employees the Ropes

An employee's first weeks on the job are a critical time to begin building a successful working relationship. This is your opportunity to set goals and expectations, train new employees on job-specific tasks, and introduce them to others who will play a role in their professional development. In addition, everyone wants to feel like they are contributing at work; a good on-boarding process can help new employees feel comfortable and ready to work much sooner than if there's no formal or well-planned process.

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The Cost of Such Mistakes

What is On-Boarding?

Why is On-Boarding Important?

The On-Boarding Toolkit provides you with useful tools and tips to help ensure your new employee's success.

Considerations for Designing an On-Boarding Process that Meets Your Needs