Our onboarding goals are focused on welcoming you to our university community and providing support as you contribute to our mission of promoting research, development, and social justice. We strive to achieve our mission through a commitment to quality, impact, and care. Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of our university's culture and values, as well as the knowledge and skills you need to make meaningful contributions to our mission. We also aim to assist you with any specific transition needs you may have, so you can feel confident and comfortable in your new role.

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Succession Management is the process of identifying the critical positions within the University of the Free State and developing action plans for individuals to assume those positions.

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Exit Interviews
Exit Interview

Before a UFS employee leaves the University, an exit interview as well as questionnaire is conducted to gain a sense and understanding of what the UFS can improve upon to retain its top talent.

Contact: Carmine Nieman

OD Interventions

Various Organisational Development Interventions are presented to UFS employees and teams. These interventions ensure efficiency and success within the workplace.

Interventions include:
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Individual Development Plans (IDP) 

The primary purpose of an Individual development plan is to help employees reach short and long-term career goals, develop key competencies, and fulfill the vision and objectives of the department through competency-based assessments. 

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Performance Management
Perfomance Managemetn

Performance management is an essential component of any successful institution and is about setting goals, clarifying expectations, celebrating successes, focusing on strengths, learning from mistakes, reviewing results and by looking at one’s potential for growth and development.

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Engagement and Organisational Culture

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Ensuring that UFS employees experience a sense of belonging, share values and beliefs, and are engaged and committed to the University and its goals is essential.

Blue small checkmark- Amazing Race
Blue small checkmark- Engagement Survey

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