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Preboarding advice for managers

A new job in a new country is a huge change in the new employees’ life. This process can cause a lot of insecurity and stress for the new employee.
Therefore, ISO has some advice for a smoother transition of the new international employee, which you can find below.

Before the new employee arrives:

  • Make sure to keep in touch with the new employee regularly before he/she starts
  • Make sure that all the practical and technical things are taken care of, before start
  • Find a buddy for the new employee, who can help smoothen the start of the stay
  • Include or forward relevant emails from the Department or team to the new employee
  • Remember that there may be cultural differences between the Danish employees and the new international employee.
    In some cultures, it is very important that the manager him-/herself acknowledge their work and effort in person. It will also ensure the new employee feels more certain about that he/she has made the right choice about their future and employment at SDU.
  • Consider setting up a meeting between the new employee and ISO’s adviser regarding the preparations before the arrival in Denmark. You can contact ISO at:
  • Sign up the new employee for the next coming Introduction Day.
  • In case the new employee has an accompanying spouse/partner, you can contact ISO’s social advisor, Annika Jarl at:

After the new employee arrives:

  • Arrange a breakfast, where the employee can get an introduction to the team
  • Arrange a meeting a with the staff representative and working environment representative and the Head of the Department

Find more information on SDUnet here.

Last Updated 20.07.2022