New at the workplace: checklist for new staff members

Before the first day of work

  • Sign your contract (if applicable)
  • Receive a welcome package and UGent staff card
  • Browse the university website
  • Prepare questions about your job responsibilities (if applicable)

First day of work

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