An essential part of welcoming our new members of staff is to create an effective induction which welcomes them into their role, the Department, School and University. New employees should be encouraged to take an active role in ensuring that their induction program meets their needs effectively.
At the end of a successful induction, a new starter should:
- have met their key colleagues;
- be able to find their way around their new department;
- a clear understanding of the requirements and expectations of the role;
- identified any training and development needs in order for them to carry out their role;
- been given information about the School and University to allow employee to understand the context of the Department;
- know what is expected of them and the way in which their work will be monitored;
- understand their terms and conditions of employment.
During the induction process, the University has a legal obligation to:
- ensure each new employee is provided with an understanding of health and safety requirements and issues relating to their employment;
- ensure that any reasonable adjustments to the workplace, the responsibilities of the role or the induction program itself have been made as required for a new employee with a disability;
- ensure that no employee is placed at a disadvantage on account of a disability or his/her race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. This may require varying the way induction is carried out to accommodate the particular requirements of an employee.
As part of the induction to the School, there is a quarterly Welcome Event held by the Regius. All new starters across the Clinical School receive an invitation.
An induction pack template to help departments ensure that every new starter is getting the information that they need about the School and the University can be found under ‘Clinical School Induction Packs’.