As a manager or HR professional, this guide helps you understand your role and the role of the Cardinal at Work Welcome Center in onboarding your new staff hire. The goal is a smooth and successful onboarding experience for your new hire, which benefits you, your organization and the university at large.
The Welcome Center onboarding experience starts with the offer letter and extends through the first month on the job.
It combines completion of important required start-up steps with an enhanced orientation to Stanford benefits during a full-day session. Prior to starting and throughout the new staff member’s first month on the job, a series of emails are sent to give reminders, instructions, and key information useful to their onboarding process.
By taking care of transactional, communications and orientation items, the Welcome Center reduces the burden on the local hiring manager and HR team and increases the efficiency and effectiveness for the new hire to be work-ready when they return to their work location on their second day. There is no cost to schools and units for these services.
Browse the pages in the Manager's Guide section to understand your role and responsibilities in the Welcome Center onboarding process, and visit the the other sections of the website to get familiar with Welcome Center information provided to your new hires.