Guidelines and Suggestions for Supervising Student Employees
Suggestions for Orienting New Student Employees
When a student employee is hired, the student's immediate supervisor is encouraged to:
- Assure the student's work area has the necessary office supplies and access to information necessary for the student to perform to expectation.
- Meet with the student to review performance expectations and priorities.
- Provide adequate on-the-job training.
- Explain a job assignment and expectations down to the slightest detail. Do not assume that the student has even the most basic of knowledge of a new environment.
- Meet with the student worker after his/her first two weeks on the job to discuss progress or problems of any kind.
- Provide frequent, informal feedback.
Guidelines for Addressing Performance Issues
If a student employee is not performing at a level of satisfaction and below expectation:
- Document the ways in which their performance is not meeting your expectations.
- Document, in date specific detail, any action taken to-date to address the performance issue.
- Meet with the student to explain your concerns, address issues, offer additional training and guidance, and review expectations.
- Schedule a follow-up meeting the student to review his/her progress in achieving a satisfactory and expected level of performance.
- If work performance does not improve and student employment must be terminated, assure that steps 1 through 4 have been completed and that you have documentation of these steps.
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