Community Bridges

Welcome to Community Bridges

New Employee On-boarding & Orientation

A guide for new employees and their managers

We understand that the first days, weeks, and months of employment are filled with excitement, a wealth of information, and many questions. To that end, we’re here to provide you with the help and support needed for success in your new role.

We hope you will return to this on-boarding site, and these checklists, as a needed resource if you have additional questions about your benefits, job expectations, or whom to contact if you need more assistance.

Before You Start

Welcome! By now, either your hiring manager and/or HR recruiter have verbally made you an offer. You will be contacted by a representative from the HR Department to set up a time to review the completed new hire paperwork below and go over any questions your might have prior to your first day of work. Please print and complete the documents listed below. Please note that some documents need to be notarized which could be done during your NHP appointment at no costs to you. In addition to the completed forms, we need you to bring to your appointment:

  • Two forms of ID (passport, driver’s license, social security card, birth certificate)
  • A voided Check for direct deposit
  • Proof of automobile liability insurance

Employee Information Package

The following information are necessary to enter you into our payroll system.

New Hire Info & Emerg Contact Sheet
Direct Deposit Enrollment Form for Payroll
I-9 Form 2015 (pdf) or complete online and print afterwards
Confidentiality Employee-Contractor 2012
W-4 Form 2016 (pdf)-or complete/print the interactive version:

 Background Check Package

Authorization to Release Information
BDS Criminal Record2015

TB Test with Concord Occupational Health

Please print the TB Test Authorization form and follow the instructions to set up an appointment to start your agency paid two-step-testing-procedure. This process might take up to one week to complete.


On-boarding Timeline

The processing of all of background checks and the TB test can take up to 10 days. Once you are cleared, a representative of the Human Resources Department will contact the hiring manager and CB candidate or the SDS/I.H.S. Coordinator to inform them about the official start date.

SDS/I.H.S. Family Managers will be updated by their respective coordinator. The coordinator will work with the family manager and his/her candidate to answer any outstanding questions regarding time sheets etc.

Family Managers could use the form below to check their candidates references:

Reference Check Form



Getting Started in Your New Role


Partner with your manager to identify your initial assignments  and how you can begin making immediate contributions.

Schedule, Job Duties, and Expectations

  • Clarify your first week’s schedule, and confirm required and recommended training.
  • Set up your personal workspace.
  • Ask your manager for an overview of the functional area – its purpose, organizational structure, and goals.
  • Review your job description, outline of duties, and expectations. Ask how your job fits in the department, and how your job and department contribute to Community Bridges’ mission.
  • Review our attendance policy and confirm with your manager your department’s policy. Ask questions about policies and procedures for overtime, use of vacation and sick time, holidays, as well as any flexible work policies or procedures.
  • Please submit any missing New Hire Paperwork to Human Resources.


  • Be prepared to meet coworkers on the first day.
  • Introduce yourself to others in the workplace.

Work Environment

Ask your manager about:

  • Employee key(s) and building access card.
  • Parking.
  • Department/Residence-specific safety and emergency information.
  • How to get additional supplies.
  • Where to keep your personal belongings in a residential setting.

Technology Access and Related

  • Review the intranet for details about your computer set-up, how to contact IT and download the Voicemail Guide to set-up your voicemail.


Schedule, Job Duties, and Expectations
  • Debrief with manager after attending initial meetings and trainings.
  • Ask for additional contextual information about the department/residence, the individual(s) you are working with and agency to increase your understanding of it’s mission.
  • Request time to go over the performance review and goal-setting process in your department/residence.
  • Review the tasks list related to your specific role pertaining to the details that are not directly related to your work with our individuals (i.e. residential maintenance, laundry, etc.)
  • Review where to locate additional supplies, resources and policies.
  • Make sure to get a detailed contact lists from you coworkers to ensure you know who to contact in case of an emergency or a chance in shift schedule.
  • Confirm with your manager how to submit your time sheet if applicable (only for non-exempt employees).


  • Plan lunch with a co-worker, or visit the employee Lunch Room at our main office.

Technology Access and Related

  • If you are having any computer or phone issues, please contact IT Department immediately so they may be addressed in a timely manner.


Community Bridges is a non-profit agency serving the communities of central New Hampshire. Disability is a natural part of the human experience and may occur as a result of developmental impairments, injury, or aging. We advance the integration, growth, and interdependence of people with disabilities in their home communities in ways that promote their ability to have positive control over the lives they have chosen for themselves.