Starting out

For New Staff

We know as a new member of our team, there are lots of new things to do and get used to. Your manager/supervisor or an onboarding officer within your school/unit will help you work your way through the UON Orientation in Discover which will set you up, ready for work. We do our best to prepare and get you ready to be productive on your first day.

For Onboarding Officer/Hiring Manager

As a manager/supervisor or onboarding officer, you have an important role to play in welcoming new staff to the organisation and ensuring they are 'work ready' for their first day.  A smooth onboarding experience can also assist with employee engagement and retention.

The key to a successful onboarding experience is to plan for the new staff member's arrival well in advance of their start date so they have all the tools they need to be productive on, or before their first day.  Please read the UONboard Manager and Onboarding Officer Checklist (PDF, 37KB)  which summarises the list of 'must haves' for new staff and how to request them.  As a manager or supervisor you may wish to delegate the onboarding responsibilities to your Onboarding Officer who can assist the new staff member each step of the way.

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