Getting Off to a Good Start: The First Week

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The rest of the week will build upon the foundation laid on the first day. It is important to remain available and approachable. Make sure two-way communication continues to be a priority. Focus on how the specific duties and responsibilities of your new employee’s job support departmental and university missions. Start the review of policies and procedures with the most important and relevant ones, adding as your new employee learns related processes. Be sure to schedule time at the end of the first week for a summary check-in with your new employee.

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