Whether you’re new to a supervisory role or an established supervisor who would like to sharpen your skills, there are many resources available to help. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Become Familiar with Your Responsibilities within Performance Excellence
As you become familiar with your responsibilities for employee goal setting and annual performance reviews, start by going through the online supervisor content regarding the Performance Excellence process. Then, take the 35-minute MSU Performance Excellence Supervisor Course in elevateU and visit the Related Learning section, which includes short videos and challenges on topics such as goal setting and difficult conversations.
Utilize the MSU HR Website
Check out the Administrators and Supervisors area of the HR website, with a particular focus on the toolkits and processes sections. Here, you’ll find information that supervisors need to know about benefits, leaves, hiring, and more. Also, be aware of Support Staff Rules Governing Personal Conduct of Employees.
Familiarize Yourself with Union Contracts
Be sure to read through the union contracts of the people you supervise.
Take Advantage of elevateU Online Learning
Explore the free courses, videos, and books in elevateU designed for new managers.
Visit the HR Source Blog
Read the series of timely leadership blog articles that have been published over the past few months.
Explore the Perspectives of MSU’s Executive Team
If you find you have additional questions or needs as you continue your professional development as a supervisor, reach out to MSU HR’s Organization and Professional Development department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-355-0183.