Employee Orientation Checklist
December 29, 2011
Preparation for the First Day
Make sure work station, office materials or other equipment are ready.
Make sure computer and telephone access are prepared.
Let other staff know new employee is starting.
Talk with current members about the new employee’s role and responsibilities.
Plan who will do what in the new employee’s orientation.
Appoint and orient a work buddy.
Make lunch plans for the first few days.
Send and e-mail or post an announcement for other work groups about the new employee’s arrival.
Contact the Human Resources Department to schedule a new-hire appointment.
Welcome the new staff member upon their arrival.
Describe the orientation plan for the first few days.
Give the employee a copy of the e-mail announcing their arrival.
Introduce the new employee to all key staff.
Introduce the new employee to his/her work buddy.
Show the employee to his or her work area.
Give a quick tour of the facilities.
Have an identification card made.
Issue keys and equipment.
Explain safety rules that are specific to your company.
Order business cards, if appropriate.
Share your company’s vision, mission and values as well as its history.
Distribute a staff list with telephone numbers.
Give initial work assignment.
Meet with the new employee at the end of the day to find out how the day went.
Explain how the job is important and how it relates to the company and its goals.
Define the department’s function.
Review reporting structures.
Review the job descriptions and performance standards.
Review the work schedule.
Review the work procedures.
Describe who and how to notify about sick and vacation leave.
Discuss overtime need and assignments.
Review procedures for handling confidential information.
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