In addition to a centralised Induction, it is important that Units (College, School, Research Institute, Support Service) play a role in the induction of new staff members into their area.
A local induction should be conducted for new appointees so that they can familiarise themselves with their role and responsibilities, their colleagues and the practical details of starting a new job.
A well-planned and executed induction should:
- make new members of staff feel welcome
- provide an introduction to the University
- give an insight into other people’s jobs
- provide essential background information to assist new members of staff with their own work
- clarify job expectations and initial objectives
Head of Unit's Role
The Head of Unit's role is to ensure the induction meets these requirements so that every new member of staff has a strong start in their new role and feels part of their new team as soon as possible.
In nominating an Induction Coordinator, the Head of Unit must ensure the induction coordinator has all the knowledge required to carry out the induction properly.
Below are guidelines to assist the Head of the Unit in the induction of a new staff member into the Unit.
Induction Coordinator's Role
The Induction coordinator is a point of contact for the new appointee and to make the transition to starting a new job in NUI Galway as smooth as possible.
Below are guidelines to assist the coordinator in the induction of a new staff member into the Unit.