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Supervisors Toolkit

Congratulations on the hire of your new employee. You play an important role in guiding new employees through fulfilling careers at the University of Tennessee.

In conjunction with New Employee Welcome and Organizational Introduction, this toolkit will help you prepare for welcoming and engaging your new employees through the dynamic process of “onboarding.” Onboarding begins at the time of hire and ideally continues through the first year of employment. It enables you to bring newly-hired employees up to speed with the policies, processes, culture, expectations, and day-to-day responsibilities of your department.


Preparing for Your New Employee’s Arrival

How you set the stage for your new employee’s first day is critical to creating a positive impression and building strong connections from the start. Please use the following resources to prepare for your new employee.


Getting Off to a Good Start

Something as simple as an email before their first day or an announcement to the Division welcoming the new hire can go long way toward making your new employee feel valued and excited to begin working in your department. Ensure that the connection you build with your new employee is strong from the start. Here’s a few resources to help get you started.

Onboarding Communication Resources



Looking for more information? Click below for articles, guides, and additional resources on new employee onboarding.

Onboarding Knowledge Center