Assist New Employee With Resources

There is a wealth of information and resources available to employees. Jump-start the employee's orientation with our recommendations.

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Prepare a Resource List

Develop a written or electronic list of resources to be given to the employee as a part of the on-the-job orientation.

  1. Find out what resources are needed to perform the tasks assigned to the position
  2. Identify where the resources are available
  3. Identify which resources need to be set-up prior to and/or following the employee start date
  4. Advise the necessary approval authorities that a new employee is starting

When Your Employee Arrives

  • Identify additional supplies or equipment needed that are not currently available
  • Discuss required training and additional training opportunities available
  • Create and submit access request forms to programs as needed

Be Prepared for Emergencies

Review your department's plan for evacuation and designated assembly spot.

Plan Time To Complete Training for Compliance

New York State requires that all employers, including the University at Buffalo, ensure that their employees complete sexual harassment prevention training annually.

This online training reviews UB’s Workplace Violence Policy and helps you to identify potentially violent situations so that you can help to keep our campus safe and secure.

This online training will help you recognize the tactics used by others to obtain sensitive and protected information. In the university environment, most of us deal with sensitive information on a daily basis — sometimes without realizing it. We all have a responsibility to ensure that UB data remains secure.  

Introduce Communication How-To's

  • What are the mailing lists used to communicate internally in your department or group?
  • How should an email footer be formed
  • How should routine requests be submitted for time off
  • How and when to communicate emergency notices

Learn About Our Customers

Discuss who our primary and secondary customers are. Find out:

  • How they contact us
  • Where our Web content is 
  • What our service model is

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