HR Unveils New Onboarding Initiatives

TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 2, 2010) -- With a commitment to employee development and student success, Human Resources is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of two important onboarding programs.

Beginning on Monday, Nov. 8, new staff and administration employees (excluding temporary/OPS) will have a common start date, and will spend their first two days of work in “Welcome to USF,” a new program designed to highlight the culture of discovery, engagement, achievement and collaboration that makes USF such a great place to work.

The day-and-a-half session will feature learning opportunities and information sharing, and will include a message from President Genshaft, as well as engaging conversations with university leadership, students and student success council members, with a focus on the current vision, mission and goals of USF.

Day One activities include an extensive campus tour, including stops at the Carol and Frank Morsani Center for Advanced Health Care, USF Athletics, and other locations. Day Two will provide new employees with important information about compliance, ethics, diversity, safety and employee relations.

After completing the session, onboarding will continue with department orientation and regular follow up activities throughout the new employees’ first year. HR has designed a comprehensive, easy-to-follow program for departments.

In addition, in early 2011, HR will launch “Managing at USF,” a new orientation program for managers. This program serves managers and supervisors new to USF and those who have recently been promoted to managerial and supervisory positions.

The program will consist of both on-line and in-person components. New managers/supervisors will be required to complete designated online programs within the first 45 days of employment, as well as a day-long, in-class program designed to assist the new manager to become productive and successful as quickly as possible.

The online programs will introduce and provide an overview of key areas in budgeting, finance, and human resources. Participants will learn the managers’ role in the areas of compliance, diversity, safety and performance management.

We look forward to welcoming and developing the new employees of USF through these rich programs. For more information, please contact Talent Management at (813) 974-3090.