New Employee Onboarding Toolkit

Understanding Employee Onboarding


"Onboarding" refers to the processes in which new hires are integrated into Santa Monica College.  This process begins when the individual accepts their offer of employment and continues through the employee's initial 6 months to 1 year of employment with the District. 

Santa Monica College considers this process to be the responsibility of every District employee as it includes a range of actions, activities, and experiences that allow our new employees to learn about the college and its structure, culture, vision, mission and values.  The successful Onboarding process includes a shared responsbility between the immediate supervisor, departemental colleagues, Office of Human Resources, and Classified Professional Development Committee.

The key components that are integral to the success of our Onboarding process include:

  • Preboarding 
  • New-hire Orientation
  • Day 1 and Week 1
  • Probationary Period