New Staff Members and Returning Employees
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New Staff Members at BOKU
At the beginning everything is new. To ease orientation new staff members can find the most important information on BOKU sorted by keywords in alphabetical order: Helpful Information for New Staff Members New staff members require special support in order to quickly settle in and obtain a better understanding of their fields of work, and get acclimated to their team members and everyday life at university. Also managers and colleagues are required to help ease the familiarization process for the new staff member by providing targeted support at various intervals. A guideline provides valuable help and includes respective checklists.
Successful Returning Employees
The forms of career break range from a leave of absence for family reasons (parenthood or caregiving) to educational leave and sabbatical to a leave of absence for scientific purposes. All these forms have one aspect in common: the requirement of a high organizational overhead for both the employer and employee. Therefore, such leaves should be planned early and systematically. Personnel development at BOKU together with the Coordination Center for Equal Opportunities, Advancement of Women and Gender Studies and employees on leave developed a guideline for the planning and organization of professional career breaks. The guidelines comprises three areas:
- Preparation of the professional career break: A meeting between the employee and management regarding the career break in order to clarify the frame conditions.
- Drafting the agreement: Maintaining contact between the university and the staff member while on career break.
- Returning: A meeting between the employee and management when the employee returns from their professional career break in order to get ready to work again.
Every section includes a short introduction on the topic as well as orientation questions for staff members and management as well as a checklist.