First Week

As your new employee gets more familiar with their position, their co-workers and the university, take the time to further introduce them to critical information. Meet with them regularly to keep the lines of communication open, answer their questions, and provide feedback.


  • Sign-up employee for UAT onboarding workshops (registration coming soon) 

Introduce performance development

  • Explain how the employee's performance will be evaluated (structure and process).
  • Inform the employee of probationary period guidelines.
  • Explain norms and discuss preferences for feedback.
  • Establish goals and provide employee with regular feedback.
  • Note that if you are onboarding a staff member in a service provider or service leader role, use the UAT service providers skills framework and associated resources to set development goals and agree on steps to achieve the goals.
  • Utilize the development planning conversation guide and template to support development planning conversations 

Ongoing peer coach support for onboarding 

The onboarding resources are currently being reviewed to increase effectiveness and enhance user experience. Stay tuned for updates on the revised resources! If you have any feedback in using these resources, please reach out to us at