New Employee Orientation
To create a warm welcome, OCCC Human Resources hosts a New Employee Orientation on your first day that covers important topics such as payroll, benefits, policies, organizational structure, campus safety, etc. The orientation includes a tour of the college to connect you to others on campus and lunch at the OCCC Café with a mentor from your department.
After lunch, you will have your picture taken for your OCCC ID and return to Human Resources computer lab to review the employee portal. At the end of orientation, approximately 2 p.m., we will release you to your department unless you are a supervisor.
On your second day, you will attend a Total Rewards (Benefits) orientation from 8:00am-9:30am to review benefit options, finalize selection, and complete enrollment.
If your position includes budgeting responsibilities or you are a supervisor, there is a third day requirement to attend budgeting training from 10am-11am on Zoom.
If you are a supervisor, you will receive an Outlook calendar invite later to return to Human Resources for New Supervisor Employee Orientation. This orientation will cover important topics related to your management role at OCCC: compliance with policies, approving leave, and timesheets, creating inclusive work environments, and building cohesive teams through coaching.
When & Where: New Employee Orientation occurs every two weeks, on the first day of each pay period. We start at 8am in John Massey Center (JMC), Room 131; here is a campus map to help.
What is a Mentor: A mentor is someone from the employee’s department (or closely related department) who can connect with an employee on their first day, help ensure their workspace is prepared, provide ongoing support and information about the day-to-day operations in a new hire’s area. A mentor is a resource for the new employee and helps them feel welcome and included as they begin their professional journey at OCCC!
Role of the Mentor:
• Greet on the first day and attend mentor/mentee luncheon
• Ensure workspace is prepared
• Provide information for the new employee on day-to-day tasks, policies, procedures, etc.
• Facilitate the socialization process
• Be a resource on unwritten policies, workplace culture and norms
• Assist in training the new employee
• Help the employee feel welcome and included
Qualities of a Mentor:
• Have a sincere interest in helping the employee
• Lead by example
• Good listener and sounding board
• Knowledgeable, flexible, and resourceful
• Values diverse perspectives
• Willing to provide constructive feedback
• Honest and candid
• Able to network and make connections
If you have any questions about New Employee Orientation, please email HRTraining@occc.edu