Welcome to the County of San Mateo! We are pleased that you have selected the County as your employer of choice. This site was designed to be your one stop location for resources and information essential for new employees.
Find out what you need to do before your first day on the job and what to expect your first day, week, and month at San Mateo County; plus information about your benefits and other valuable employee resources.
According to a report published by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Onboarding New Employees: Maximizing Success, “one of the most important ways organizations can improve the effectiveness of (staff) is through the strategic use of onboarding. Onboarding is the process of helping new hires adjust to social and performance aspects of their new jobs quickly and smoothly.” They continue by saying “Research and conventional wisdom suggest the faster new hires feel welcome and prepared for their jobs, the faster they will be able to successfully contribute...”
Below is the County of San Mateo’s model for onboarding new employees. Departments/ divisions may choose to expand on the model, adding more acute and relevant position/work-related information. The time periods may occur differently for you and your new employee, at your discretion.