New at the workplace: checklist for new staff member

Day before the first day of work

  • Receive welcome package and personnel ID card through the Welcome Team
  • Browse the university website
  • If applicable - prepare questions about your job responsibilities

First day of work

  • Welcome at work place by supervisor/head of department
  • Introduction of buddy
  • Tour of the work place and meeting with colleagues
  • Discussing your job responsibilities
  • Discussing internal guidelines: e.g. dress code, key, UGent account details, cleaning up etc.
  • Safety and welfare at work:
    • preventative measures
    • emergency procedures
    • Lab and work place rules and regulations

Following days

  • Start building a network (try using
  • Planning your work and training with your supervisor