Welcome session for our new colleagues

The Staff Association has set up a series of welcome sessions every two months for all our newly arrived colleagues at CERN to provide them with information about the Organization but especially about staff representation.

When our colleagues arrive at CERN, they have to adapt to a new environment, different from the one they knew in their home country: different languages, different rules, new work with a new team and no family or friends around them. In fact, this 'Welcome Session' is an opportunity to share a convivial moment over coffee and to warmly welcome these new colleagues!

The Staff Association also makes a presentation in both official languages where the following key information is presented:

  • the Staff Association is a statutory body of the Organisation in accordance with CERN's Staff Rules and Regulations;
  • Its delegates are elected by the Staff Association members;
  • How the Staff Association unites, represents, supports and defends the employed and associated staff of the Organization.

Due to the current health restrictions, the first meeting was organized remotely, differently than originally planned. But using the usual videoconferencing tools, the welcome session took place with more than 25 connected participants!

Once again, a big and warm 'welcome' to all newcomers!

You can find more information about the CERN Staff Association and Clubs under the following link.

by Staff Association