New Staff Welcomed On Board at UKZN
New UKZN recruits were given a warm and informative welcome during a two-day Onboarding workshop hosted by the Human Resources Division (HR).
Executive Director of Human Resources, Ms Avril Williamson, underscored the importance of the REACH values which are: Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Client Orientation and Honesty. Williamson also highlighted the Employment Value Proposition: United in Excellence.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and the Head of the College of Law and Management Studies, Professor John Mubangizi, standing in for Vice-Chancellor, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, outlined the strategic vision of the University and highlighted some of its recent accomplishments, including rankings and research.
The workshop, arranged by HR Development’s Mr Russel Mnguni, also featured presentations by Mr Baatile Poo; University Dean of Research, Professor Urmilla Bob; Director of Teaching and Learning Mr Rubby Dunpath, and Mr Michael Cloete of the Human Resources Division.
The programme also featured a wellness stand where the new employees were treated to neck and head massages.
Remuneration Consultant, Mr Vincent Mbukwana, took staff through the basic conditions of Service and Principal Officer of the UKZN Medical Aid, Ms Philippa Hempson, discussed medical aid.
Fund Officer, Ms Sharron Lessing, advised staff about retirement, while Ms Busisiwe Ramabodu, Director: Human Resources Development, guided new employees through UKZN’s Performance and Talent Management process.