Your new employee may feel “new” for some time, but with some guidance, they will grow to be more comfortable, confident and productive.
During the first month, have one-on-one check-ins at least weekly to clarify questions, address concerns and monitor progress. Your feedback can have a considerable impact on your new employee’s self-perception and sense of achievement.
Policies, Procedure and Paperwork
- Complete any open items on New Employee Checklist (UC Davis) / New Employee Checklist (UC Davis Health) and return to Human Resources. Retain copy in personnel file.
- Verify new employee has signed up for benefits prior to enrollment deadline.
- Period of initial eligibility is 30 days after date of hire
- Ensure reviews of policies and procedures scheduled for new employee’s first week have been done.
- Encourage new employee to check the campus online directory to make sure his/her name and contact information is correct.
- Encourage new employee to check first paycheck information to ensure it reflects benefit plan choices, payroll deductions and personal information correctly.
Training and Development
- Review the Learning & Development Department Page for courses, programs and services.
- Review progress on training plan.
- Introduce Individual Development Plan (IDP).
- Recommend Campus Community Relations’ Diversity Education Program.
- Encourage your new employee to take:
- Be available to answer your new employee’s questions.
- Set assignments and timelines.
- Provide detailed instructions and resources for completing tasks and assignments.
- Hold weekly meetings to review performance expectations and initial performance regarding goals and expected deliverables.
- Ask for feedback about how things are going and if your new employee is getting the necessary support from you and others to become proficient.
- Increase the complexity and scope of work to assess your new employee’s ability to perform the full range of duties within the position.
- Contact Human Resources if there are any significant performance concerns.