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Release Date: 
Monday, August 27, 2018

New Employee Orientation is a fresh collaboration

Fadlallah and Aburahma sitting next to each other

Photo: New employees Hanan Fadlallah (left) temporary full time faculty (ELI) and Wafaa Aburahma, staff member, International Admissions, at Orientation.

On August 24, for the first time, the New Employee Orientation hosted by the HFC Human Resources Department included employees from all collective bargaining units (four from Local 1650, one from Local 71, six from SSA, and six from AFO).

"Another unique aspect of this session is that HR worked with CTEI so that new faculty had an opportunity to participate in their program in the afternoon," said HFC Assistant Human Resources Director Linda Torbet.

The event was dynamic, with lots of conversations and interaction among the new HFC community members. HR has been working to make new employee orientation a truly valuable part of the employee experience at HFC, and positive results came through all the evaluations. The collaborative model will continue in future sessions.

What is New Employee Orientation at HFC?

All new HFC employees are invited to a 3-hour session that gives them information and resources specific to HFC, as well as a goodie bag and prizes for activities. The idea is not only to orient them to the campus, but to give them a sense of the culture on campus, connect them with coworkers and other units, and introduce them to the depth and breadth of the HFC community.

The itinerary for orientation, which is led by HR, cabinet members, and other HFC leaders:
1. Introduction and welcome
2. Strategic Plan
3. Student Profile
4. Student Affairs
5. Navigating the Employee Portal
6. HFC Talent Management Center
7. Assisted Learning Services
8. Activity: LMNOP
9. Human Resources at HFC
10. Title IX
11. Payroll
12. Activity: 10 Things
13. Campus Security
14. Compliance FERPA Recap
15. Lunch
16. Campus Tour

If you have new employees in your area who have not yet participated in New Employee Orientation, please contact Linda Torbet at 313-845-6498 or to make sure they have an opportunity to join the next session.