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.
The primary role of the Induction Coordinator is to be 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.
There are obvious benefits of an Induction to a new member of staff; a new appointee:
- feels welcome and part of the organisation
- gains information about the University's structures, strategy, facilities and services
- has an opportunity to discuss and set with his/her Head of Unit their developmental goals
For the University, the main benefits of an Induction are:
- the new appointee has a greater understanding of the culture and values of the University
- an opportunity to align individual developmental goals to those of the Unit and thus University as a whole
Below are Induction Guidelines developed for the Head of the Unit and the Induction Coordinator to assist in the induction of a new staff member into their Unit. These are only guidelines and can be customised to each Unit's own needs.
Heads of Unit Induction Guidelines
Induction Coordinator Guidelines