New Employee IT Orientation                                                                      INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

 

Description:  Prepare to start a newly hired employee off on the right foot by providing a comprehensive orientation. Your preparation tells your new employee a lot, and first impressions are big. This checklist will help you cover everything from A to Z and will get your new employee off to the right start.

 

Instructions:

            Step 1   Review the list and make modifications as you feel are necessary for your

                          situation.

            Step 2   Finalize your list and make a copy to provide to the employee.

            Step 3   In your initial meeting with the new employee, explain the contents of the

                          checklist and make him/her aware that it will be up to the individual to complete

                          all items and that you are there to assist in any means possible to assist in a

                          productive orientation.

            Step 4   Discuss your orientation items with the new employee and help him/her begin

                          identifying with the new company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                           

 New IT Employee

                                                   Orientation / Start-up List

 

 

A.   Quick tour and introductions …………………………………… ____

            B.   Benefits Enrollment …………………………………………..  ____

C.   The Company …………………………………………………..____

            -  Company Mission ..…………………………………….... ____

            -  The company’s business ..………………………………... ____

            -  Company Organization ………………………..…..…….. ____

-  Key departments relative to IT support ………..…………...........  ____

            -  Strategic plans …..………………………………..            ____

D.   Clients ………………………………………………...…          ____

-  IT products and services provided …………………………            ____

-  Key clients ………………………………………………….          ____

-  Client demographics ………………………………………..           ____

-  The best and the worst, , ,and why …………………………           ____

-  Key needs and challenges.…………………………………..           ____

-  Plans  ……………………………………………………….          ____

E.   Company Departments ………………………………………      ____

-  Key departments and their key people ……………………..            ____

-  Department needs …………………………………………..          ____

-  Plans …………………………………………………………        ____

F.   IT Organization ………………………………………….....        ____

-  Mission ………………………………………………………        ____

-  Organization chart and major focus areas …………………..            ____

-  Job description and responsibilities of the new hire …………            ____

-  Role within the IT organization ……………………………..            ____

-  Key focus areas of the new position ………………………....          ____

-  Keys to success ………………………………………………       ____

-  Overview of other key IT staff and their responsibilities …............… ____

-  Challenges ……………………………………………………       ____

-  Opportunities …………………………………………………       ____

G.   IT Vision and plan for the future ………………………………    ____

H.   Key IT projects and status ……………………………………    ____

I.     IT Procedures/Processes that affect the new employee …………  ____

J.    Performance planning and performance review guidelines ………   ____

K.   Career planning approach and guidelines ……………………….. ____

L.    Education and training guidelines ….……………………………. ____

M.   Miscellaneous …………………………………………………  ____

-  Phone list(s) …………………………………………………         ____

-  After hours IT phone list ……………………………………           ____

-  Expense reporting ……………………………………………        ____

-  Timesheets (if required) ……………………………………..          ____

-  Security codes, cards, etc. …………………………………..          ____

-  User-ID & passwords to systems ……………………………         ____

N.   Training plans for the new employee …………………………      ____

 

 

Employee:  _________________________    Date:  ______________

 

Manager:   _________________________    Date:  ______________

Prior to your new employee starting, organize the items that help make him/her productive quickly including:

 

A.  Equipment

Don’t forget to prepare your new employee’s desk and setup the equipment and software that he or she needs to perform the job. Having everything in place on the first day will set you apart from most managers. You would be surprised as to how many managers fail to take care of this until after the employee shows up. Nothing is less professional than having a new employee show up for work and there is no place for them to sit.

 

Important items to take care of include:

 

A.  Identify cube/office location

B.  Phone setup

C.  PC/workstation setup

D.  Printer configuration setup

E.  USER-ID and password setup

F.  Office supplies

G.  Building, facility, and parking access cards and security codes

H.   Business card order

 

 

B.  Benefits

A major part of making a new employee feel a part of the company is to complete their benefits enrollment. Prior to their first day, you should have given the employee an employee benefits package that includes the material they need to understand their benefits and any options they might have.

 

Schedule a time with the appropriate person in your company to conduct the enrollment process with the new employee on their first day. Getting this behind you will help you begin focusing the new employee’s efforts quickly.

 

Benefits and certain policy issues discussions should include the following at a minimum:

 

-  Medical/dental insurance

-  Life insurance

-  Disability insurance

-  401k

-  W4

-  Vacation/holiday/sick day policy

-  Employee Handbook

-  Confidentiality agreement

-  Non-solicitation agreement