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Manager's Checklist for New Employees

Congratulations on your new employee!

This checklist is designed to assist you with the various steps that need to be completed to make your new employee feel welcome and successful. Please contact your Talent Acquisition consultant with questions or concerns.

Preparing for Your Employee's First Day

We encourage you to prepare the following:

 Office/desk and computer

  1. Contact Procurement Services for office furniture.
  2. Contact Real Estate and Facilities to request office space.
  3. Contact Drexel IT to purchase a computer or to have an existing computer reconfigured.


  1. Contact Telecommunications department to order a new phone or have an existing one reconfigured.
  2. Check to make sure that the employee's voicemail box has been set up.


  1. Plan ahead to ensure that your new employee has all required office supplies, including pens, paper, post-it message pads, office keys, etc.
  2. Order business cards through Smart Source.

Your Employee's First Day

Your new employee will arrive in your department at 8 a.m. Please take time to introduce them to co-workers and allow them to get settled in their new location.

Walk them over to attend the Welcome Aboard orientation, which begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 12:30 p.m. every other Monday (in the event that a holiday falls on Monday, orientation will be held on Tuesday).

As a leader in your department, take the time to perform your own department orientation for your new employee, which will include, but is not limited to:

Discuss office operations and initial expectations

  • Division Information
  • Department Information
  • Position Information
  • Performance Information
  • Employee Handbook

Tour of your building and facilities

  • Office / conference room
  • Office supplies / copy / fax machine
  • Washrooms / vending machines
  • Coffee / lunch options
  • Emergency Exit / First Aid

Office keys (if necessary)

Within Your Employee's First Two Weeks

After your employee attends new hire orientation, Human Resources will kick off their Introductory Period Evaluation in the online performance evaluation software. Meet with your employee and discuss what their goals should be for the coming months. Visit the Performance Management Process section to learn more about this process.

Encourage your employee to register for an Employee Development Training session.