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Basics for Supervisors

September 22, 2008, 8:00 to 9:20 p.m., Sexton 200, SJU

Number of Attendees:  18

Presenters:  Barb Fahnhorst, Director of Student Employment, and Angie Mareck, Assistant Director of Financial Aid

The basic role of supervisors was presented with the assumption that all participants were recently hired in the role of a supervisor of student employees:

  • Angie shared her story of success as a student employee and as a staff member.  She talked about the role that her supervisor played in helping her in her professional development and the development of transferable life skills.
  • Through the use of scenarios, participants followed the process of hiring, interviewing, orientation/training and evaluation. 
    • Job Descriptions
    • Posting a job opening
    • Interview procedures (and legalities)
    • Hiring procedures
    • Orientation and Training
    • Clear and concise job expectations 
    • Evaluating Performance – daily and annually
    • Recognition of excellent performance
  • Participants discussed each of these scenarios in small groups and then shared their responses with the entire group.