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Human Resources

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Welcome, to the University of Southampton and congratulations on your appointment.  The information contained in these pages will help you to familiarise yourself with the University and provide the details you need to get you started and to settle in as quickly as possible.

Further information can be found on the Topics A-Z webpage.  Once you have your staff number, you can apply for your staff ID card and subscribe to your University computing account.  View our Starting employment webpage to learn more.

Our full range of benefits are available here.

If you are working at the University through UniWorkforce please click here for more information on Casual Workers.

Induction, Probation and Pay

We help new employees settle in through our central New Staff Induction and local induction activities. We also provide a range of essential information through our online learning packages. These cover various topics, including health and safety and equal opportunities.  For further information view Induction Explained.

New appointments to the University of Southampton are subject to a probationary period.  Your probation period will be dependent on your grade and will be stated in your contract of employment. 

All University staff are paid on the last working day of the month, apart from December when the payroll is run early.  Payslips are made available a few days before payday and are accessible via MyHR Dashboard, which is a secure online system where staff can also book annual leave, record absences, record appraisal discussions and amend personal data.  Click through for more information on MyHR Dashboard or payslips.

Health and Wellbeing

We take the wellbeing of our staff and students seriously and are continually improving the range of facilities and support available. Some of the key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees’ wellbeing include:

Useful Links

Included here are links to some policies and information you may find useful as a new employee. You can find the full range of policies on our HR Services A-Z webpages

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