Introduction

As a new employee, you are entitled to a personalised introduction to the university operations. The aim of the introduction is to provide you with knowledge about Linnaeus University, your workplace, your assignments and the terms and conditions for your employment.

The introduction is one of the first steps in your in-service professional development and it consists of several university-wide and workplace-related activities and tools.

Workplace-specific introduction
The aim of the introduction to your workplace-specific is to provide you with information that will help you carry out your tasks in an efficient and safe manner. This introduction aim also at facilitating you social involvement with your team. The Head of Department/manager has the overall responsibility for conducting your workplace-specific introduction. In cases where the responsibility is split between several individuals, this should be made clear.

HR-information meeting
In order to make it easier for you as a new employee to familiarise yourself with the regulations, procedures and tools related to your employment conditions, the Office of Human Resources offers an information meeting that is held in both Swedish and English. These are repeated regularly - for the schedule see attachment below.

Topics that are covered during the HR-information meeting are, for example, working hours, vacation, salary, absence, benefits, policies and procedures, etc. We will also introduce you to our personnel administration system, Primula, which is used for self-registration of matters such as applications for leave and reporting travel expenses.

University-wide introduction
A university-wide introduction is normally arranged once per semester in English and in Swedish. The aim of this inroductory day is to provide knowledge and understanding about the University as an organisation and workplace, as well as to convey a sense of context for your work.

Faculty introduction
Some of the faculties hold a faculty day for new employees, where the faculty staff present their support activities and provide information about internal procedures.

Check-list for introduction of new employees
A check-list has been created as a means to support a systematic and comprehensive introduction of new employees. Even though the list includes tasks that have to be fixed by a manager, it is recommended that you "take commando" of this checklist yourself. This way, you can ensure that you receive a proper introduction that covers all the topics of relevance for your and your employment at Linnaeus University. You can find the check-list as an attachment below.