New Employee Orientation Workshop Overview

Purpose & Intended Audience

Hosted by the Human Resources department, the New Employee Orientation (NEO) Workshop provides new employees with the opportunity to further develop their knowledge of RRU and network with other staff and faculty.  It focuses on supplying them with the current information they will need in order to contribute and be successful at Royal Roads University.

This workshop will bring new employees together in an engaging environment within a month of their employment to reinforce the university's strategic direction and to provide information about Human Resources and the university itself.  Regardless if the new employee has been with RRU for one day or one month, this orientation experience will offer an inviting and informative opportunity for everyone to enhance their connection with the structure, history, opportunities and people of RRU.

The NEO Workshop is a supplement to the initial orientation given to new employees at RRU by Human Resources and their department.  While the new employee's hiring manager/supervisor is responsible for inducting them into their immediate work area and job duties, this orientation session addresses the organization as a whole and is not intended to replace the essential tools and information they are provided with on their first day/week/month of employment.

The new employee will be invited personally by HR to attend the workshop and will be encouraged by their supervisor to attend and all employees who have not attended a previous NEO Workshop are welcome.

A Snapshot of the Orientation

This half-day (3.5 hour) NEO Workshop will include speakers, activities, networking and snacks.  Highlights include:

  • Welcoming remarks from HR Manager, Recruitment and Selection and participant instructions.
  • Key organizational messages and current events from the President
  • A short informational segment which will speak to the uniqueness or RRU and showcase a few of the services and resources available to support employees and personally.
  • And we end our morning with a guided tour of our historical castle!