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Setting Expectations

It is very important that you let new employees know their job expectations within the first two weeks after they are hired. This should be an ongoing process between the supervisor and the employees.

Setting expectations includes providing the employee with: 

  1. A clear job description

  2. Orientation program checklists

  3. Distribution of departmental schedules and processes

  4. Information about accreditation programs

  5. Procedure manuals, lists, posters

  6. Messages from management

  7. Discussion with peers

  8. Creation of SMART goals, which are:
    • Specific
    • Measurable
    • Attainable
    • Relevant to the mission of the employee, the department and the institution
    • Time limited