New Employee Orientation Section 2.36 Dept: Human Resources Revised: March 16th, 2012

In order to welcome and acclimate new employees to Biola, Training and Development hosts a two-part orientation with all new full-time and part-time regular staff.

Part I: Biola 101

Biola 101 is held on the first business day of every week and is required as the first day of employment for new regular employees.  This session begins at 8:00 a.m., includes an optional free lunch, and concludes in the early afternoon.  Following the conclusion of Biola 101, employees will report to their respective departments.

The agenda of Biola 101 includes:

  • Interview for Inside Story
  • Review of the employee handbook
  • Review of materials concerning FERPA, sexual harassment prevention, HR communication resources, training seminars
  • Safety and Workers' Compensation
  • Emergency action plan
  • Medical benefits
  • Hiring forms
  • Timecards
  • Acquisition of employee identification cards and parking permits
  • Lunch

Part II: Biola 201

Biola 201 is designed to provide new employees with information that is beneficial, yet not critical, for the first day of employment.  This part of orientation is a larger group session and is held quarterly.  New employees will receive an invitation to Biola 201 approximately one month after their hire date.  This session also includes a complimentary catered meal.

The agenda of Biola 201 includes:

  • History of Biola
  • Biola’s organizational structure
  • Explanation of the performance review system
  • Explanation of pay increases
  • Sexual harassment prevention
  • FERPA Training
  • Tuition Waiver and Retirement
  • University Plan
  • University Communications & Marketing
  • Diversity
  • Catered meal with fellow new employees
  • Question and answer session with a member of Biola’s upper management