Guide for Managers of New Staff

Guide for Managers of New Staff

The induction of new members of staff is a key activity for all orgnisations to ensure new members of staff are fully integrated and operative as soon as possible - whether they are permanent or temporary, full or part-time.

Crucial to successful induction is a structured scheme planned by the manager and member of staff. Although you as a manager are responsible for your new member of staff's induction, you would not necessarily be expected to cover all the elements personally - the HR Department will cover some of the "housekeeping " aspects for new starters like checking bank details and issuing a staff ID number.Below is the checklist to help make it easier for you to plan an induction programme. The individual member of staff can use the Staff Induction Handbook to keep a record of their progress. You should agree a mentor for your new member of staff to act as an advisor and source of information for at least their first year of service with the university.

New starters need an induction programme which reflects their own specific needs and the manager's role is to plan, implement and evaluate this individual process to ensure the effective integration of their staff into and across the University.