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After You Begin Work

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As you settle in to your new job and become familiar with WakeMed, there are a few things you'll need to complete to ensure you have a positive work experience and take care of yourself and your family off the job as well.

Complete Departmental Orientation 

Depending on your job role, you may need to attend additional days of orientation or training in your first week. You will receive a detailed overview of what to expect during week one at New Employee Orientation. Departmental orientation is an important step in helping you get acclimated to your new work environment and your team. Your manager or supervisor will lead you through departmental orientation during your first week of work. In some cases, this process may be spread out over several days.

Complete Required Training 

New employees must complete all mandatory onboarding education within the first two weeks of employment or other designated timeframe. Your manager or supervisor will show you how to log in to our online learning system and ensure that you are enrolled in the appropriate courses.

Check the Pay Period Schedule 

WakeMed Health & Hospitals issues paychecks every other Thursday. Depending on when your first day of work falls in the pay period schedule, it may be several weeks before you receive your first paycheck. Your offer letter will tell you when to expect your first paycheck.

Enroll in Benefits 

If you want to enroll in medical, dental, vision or flexible spending account benefits, you must do so within the first 30 days of employment. If you do not enroll within the first 30 days, you will have to wait until the next annual open enrollment period (usually in October) unless you have a qualifying life event such as a marriage, divorce, birth of a child, etc. WakeMed will periodically audit dependent enrollment to ensure the accuracy of those covered by the plan.  You can learn more by reviewing the Dependent Eligibility Audit letter.

Update Tax Withholdings 

Visit the HUB Employee Self Service to choose your tax withholding elections and review and update your contact information. Note: This site is only available on the WakeMed network.

90-Day Introductory Period 

During the first 90 days of employment in a new position, all new employees and transfers are placed in an Introductory Period. This is a period when both the manager and the employee assess the employee’s suitability for the position. Following the Introductory Period, an evaluation and education record will be completed to ensure that the new employee meets the job requirements and has completed all orientation procedures. Your manager or supervisor will explain this process to you in more detail.