Welcoming an employee is a critical responsibility of a manager and her/his department. The first year of employment is crucial to reducing voluntary turnover and increasing organizational retention.
Initiated upon the hiring of an employee, managers receive a Workday notification with a printable checklist of tasks to complete in order to prepare for a new hire, as well as notifications for responsibilities in the first few weeks of hire.
The orientation program is a valuable way for new employees and team members to gain helpful information ranging from the UVA culture to IT and Workday basics. We encourage you to support your new employee in attending orientation and to attend the afternoon activities with him or her.
Managers will also receive Workday notifications to meet and lead discussions with their new hire about culture, competencies, expectations, and more. Workday will continue to notify managers of onboarding duties through an employee's first year of employment.
Use the Onboarding Checklist for Academic Managers to ensure your employee is prepared for success. Feel free to adapt the checklist to meet your school/unit/department’s unique needs, or use it in combination with existing school/unit/department onboarding checklists.