Basics for Supervisors

January 2008 from 4:45 - 6:15 p.m. in Quad 264, SJU

Number of Attendees:  24

Presenters: 

  • Barb Fahnhorst, Director of Student Employment
  • Angie Mareck, Assistant Director of Financial Aid

The basic role of supervisors was presented in many different formats:

  • 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 were divided into five small groups and were asked to reflect on each scenario as though they were a new supervisor at CSB/SJU.  Three of the groups were asked to also think about the scenarios as though they were a new supervisor at a for-profit business (Target, Best Buy, etc.), and two of the groups were asked to also think about the scenarios as though they were a new supervisor at a non-profit business (Boys & Girls Club, Government, etc.)
  • Participants then discussed each of these scenarios in their small groups and then shared their responses with the entire group.