Help the employee get acquainted with the university and their new role.
During the first week, the employee is most likely not yet confident but should be more familiar with their role and the university. Believe it or not, many new employees complain their first week is boring, so check in often with them.
Review what's occurred:
Toward the end of their first week, meet with your new employee and ask about their perception of the workplace, including their experience shadowing another staff member, if applicable. This is also a good opportunity to offer some informal feedback on your new employee’s performance so far. Without feedback, they may feel uncertain of their actions.
Discussion topics include: