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Stanford Report, May 6, 1998

Website for new employees

Website helps orient new employees

New hires overwhelmed by the information deluge during the first few weeks on the job now have somewhere easy to turn for fast help: the New Staff Orientation website. Log on to http://www.stanford.edu/dept/ps/orientation/ to take advantage of this user-friendly site from Training and Organizational Development that gently guides the reader from their "Next Steps" at work to "Health and Safety," "Policies and Resources," "Transportation" and "Professional Development." Users can sign up online for a workshop on health and insurance plans and, once they feel more at ease with Stanford lingo, they can test themselves to find out if they know where to get a parking permit and who to turn to for help on an employment-related issue. The site also has a useful link to Stanford history at http://www.stanford.edu/home/stanford/history/ that highlights previous presidencies and landmarks on campus.