Providing a welcoming, supportive and engaging work environment for each new or transferring employee sets the stage for success throughout the employee’s career at USC, and helps us build an engaged and high-performing workforce. New employees look to you, their manager, to help them quickly learn their new role and begin contributing. Onboarding is the process that helps them get there.

Your role is crucial! Research tells us that the relationship between a new employee and his/her manager is a determining factor in whether the employee chooses to stay with an organization. To help your new employee feel as prepared, informed and job-ready as possible – use the information below. If you have further questions about onboarding, contact the HR Service Center.

If you’ve hired a student worker, be sure to direct them to the student employee information page on the Employee Gateway.

You’ll find much more – everything you need to know about onboarding – in your Onboarding Playbook for Supervisors.