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Welcome Center Orientation

To learn more about the Welcome Center and your role in the onboarding process, view the Welcome Center Manager's Guide.

Benefits-eligible new hires start their first day of work at the Cardinal at Work Welcome Center.

This comprehensive orientation program introduces new hires to the university, takes care of the transactional and operational items in the onboarding process, and introduces the resources and benefits available at Stanford. The Welcome Center reduces the burden on you and helps enable your new hire to be work-ready beginning on day two.

Still, you play an important role in the successful onboarding experience for new hires. The following resources provide information and best practices for you to follow in the onboarding process.

  • Manager Responsibilities: This chart outlines the actions the Welcome Center handles and the tasks you are responsible for in the onboarding process
  • Manager Best Practices: To help your new hire feel prepared, informed and work ready, consider these manager best practices for onboarding
  • Manager Resources: These resources will help guide you through the onboarding process, from making the offer to orienting your staff after they finish their first day at the Welcome Center