Arrival - first day
The major objective on the first day is to make individuals feel at ease, introduce them to colleagues and provide them with essential information and documentation so that they can start to orient themselves to the workplace and their role.
The supervisor's role is to:
1. Provide essential information about the immediate workplace and role.
- Introduce the new staff member to colleagues and staff
- Take the new staff member on a tour of the department/unit
- Organise appropriate "welcome" ceremony e.g. afternoon tea
- Schedule and keep appointments with other key staff contacts
- Use the prepared induction file to ensure basic administrative procedures are explained
- Complete Confirmation of Commencement of Appointee form and return to HR Services
- Take the new staff member to designated campus location for I.D. card (letter of offer required)
- Explain and demonstrate (where appropriate) office procedures including photocopying, printing facilities, mail receipt and distribution and internal telephone system
- Take time to discuss the new role, key responsibilities and your expectations and review work plan for the week
- Create an atmosphere which will encourage questions and learning
- Enrol the new staff member in the appropriate orientation and induction workshops
- Enrol the new employee in any additional 'welcome' programs at campus and faculty/divisional level.
- Arrange for the new staff member to complete the Monash Employee Safety Induction
2. Ensure compliance with relevant staffing policies and practices.
Ensure new staff member is informed of:
- Occupational Health, Safety: The University strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for its employees, students and visitors. Ensure each new staff member has completed the Monash Employee Safety Induction and been introduced to all departmental safety personnel, and advised of all safety web sites and manuals.
Equity and Diversity: The University is committed to promoting equal opportunity in employment and education by developing and implementing programs which increase access and promote success in education and employment for under-represented groups, and to ensuring that all Monash University students and staff have access to benefits and services in an equitable manner. The University is also committed to creating an environment where students and staff are able to work effectively without fear of discrimination or harassment. Each new staff member needs to complete the EO Online Training Program informing them of their rights and responsibilities, and to receive information about the University’s mechanisms for resolving equal opportunity-related complaints.
3. Enable a successful transition into the Monash IT Environment.