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Employee Onboarding

Help your new employees acquire the knowledge and skills to learn their new job and integrate into the campus culture.

New Employee Orientations

All full-time employees participate in a one-hour, one-on-one HR orientation covering new employee paperwork, LCC policies, procedures, required trainings, and employee benefits.

Part-time hourly employees participate in a 30-minute, one-on-one HR orientation covering new employee paperwork, LCC policies, information about required trainings, hours, restrictions, etc.


Help New Employees Get Settled

Often, newly hired employees are thrown in and expected to either sink or swim. HR recommends helping new employees feel connected. Here are a few ideas that can help:

  • Have an onboarding plan that sets up a timeline.
  • Partner new employees with someone in the department that can be their "go to"
  • Give new employees a campus tour and introduce them to other departments and teams--even ones they may not work closely with.
  • Name drop whenever you can. Having so many names to remember can seem overwhelming to a new employee!

Fill Out Employee Directory

Make sure new employees complete required fields in the directory record. It is the primary way other employees, students, the public, and the One-Stop Center know how to contact them. Instructions are featured on the Employee Directory Help Page.


Set Goals

After your new employee has been here a few weeks, go over the job description again. Share your expectations and set reasonable, achievable goals. Don't expect new employees to know everything about their job. It can take months or even a year to learn the job, as well as understand the campus culture, and the different department responsibilities and workflows.


Recognize Progress

See Employee Recognition ideas for ways you can help your employees feel confident, proficient and appreciated.


Contact Human Resources

Human Resources located in the Administration Building, first floor. See Campus Map for location. Walk-ins welcome during regular business hours, M-F, 8 am - 5 pm.

  Kendra Sprague, VP of Foundation, HR & Legal Affairs

   (360) 442-2121
  ksprague@lowercolumbia.edu 

 

  Samantha Orth, Director of Human Resources

   (360) 442-2124
  sorth@lowercolumbia.edu

  Shani Dennick, Senior HR Generalist & Benefits Administrator

   (360) 442-2123
  sdennick@lowercolumbia.edu

  Sydney Sanford, HR Generalist - Talent Acquisition 

   (360) 442-2122
  ssanford@lowercolumbia.edu

  Kaylee Opp HR Generalist

   (360) 442-2125
  kopp@lowercolumbia.edu

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