Onboarding

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 THE 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.

Check out the detailed checklists for each phase of your new employee’s onboarding experience:

Pre-boarding (preparing for the new employee’s arrival)

Unit level onboarding (day one through day 90)

Integration (day 90 and beyond)

Become an onboarding expert!

TrojanLearn offers coursework, books, and other resources to help you successfully onboard your new hires:

  • Workforce Planning and Employment: Orientation, Onboarding and Exit Strategies
  • Strategies for Successful Employee Onboarding: An Introduction
  • The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels (Books 24×7)
  • Onboarding New Hires with Todd Dewett (Lynda.com)