Induction is the first step in building a partnership between Rhodes University and the new staff member. From an employee’s viewpoint the new surroundings can be overwhelming. This can include new processes, new work conditions, new colleagues and in some cases even a new town. The staff induction programme is applicable to all new Academic and Support staff that are appointed permanently or on a contract longer than one year.
A key element in the induction program is the partnership between HR and the division/ department/ work area of the new member. Job and departmental orientation will be the ownership of the HoD and the mentor facilitation process. Faculty and University orientation will furthermore require HoD facilitation and involvement of the Dean (in the case of academic staff).
The following documentation will serve as a guide:
- Line Manager Responsibilities
- Mentor Duties during Induction
- Areas covered by Departmental Induction
The following will assist the mentor to arrange the applicable activities required as per his/her duties:
- Arranging Campus Tour
- Arranging Furniture and Stationery
- Arranging IT Access
- Arranging Library Access
- Arranging Staff Card
- Arranging Staff Parking