As you get ready for your new employee's arrival, think about how you can give them a positive first impression of their new workspace. The following information will help you feel prepared and informed about pre-employment administrative requirements.
Review the supervisor checklist for new hires (DOC).
As the supervisor of your new employee, you're responsible for the following:
You may find it helpful to choose one of your current staff members to be a department contact/mentor to your new employee. This person can assist you with the above tasks and be a resource to the new employee when you're unavailable. The following tips will help you select and work with a contact/mentor:
Human Resource Services will be your partner in helping your new employee adjust to their position at NIU. They are responsible for the following:
Call your new employee and let them know you're excited they're joining your team. Be sure to ask if they have any questions you can answer.
Schedule time to meet with your new employee on the afternoon of their first day. Plan to keep your calendar as clear as possible during their first week, so you can be available to answer questions.
You'll need to ensure that your new employee has access to the information they need to succeed in their job. The online orientation session they complete will provide general information about the university that applies to all employees.
You'll be responsible for providing information specific to your department and the employee’s job. There are several ways your employee can learn this information: