Welcome to your career at Mayo Clinic, an organization annually ranked as one of Forbes magazine’s “America’s Best Employers”. If you or a family member just received an offer and is preparing for the first day, or is looking for resources during the first year with the organization, this page has a wide array of resources to help in the journey.

Engage with fellow new employees or ask a question by visiting our New Employee Connections group.

By the time you reach one year of employment at Mayo Clinic, you are no longer a "new" employee. Congratulations! When you hear about others who have been here 20, 30, and even 40 years, one year doesn’t seem like much time, but we beg to differ. Thank you for all of your contributions this year and we trust that you will enjoy many more years with Mayo.

Now that you are no longer new, what is next?

Performance appraisal time


You’ve been here a year which means you will be having your first annual performance appraisal soon.

Here is some advice from one of your Human Resources Advisors:

  • Take an active role in your performance appraisal discussion.
  • Review Mayo’s performance management policy.
  • Critically review your past year’s performance.
  • What were your successes? What were your challenges? What did you learn?
  • Think about your goals for the upcoming year and consider your career goals.
  • What will you need from your supervisor to achieve those goals?
  • What training and development would benefit you?
  • Can your supervisor help you partner with an internal networking resource?
  • Being proactive ensures your input is considered and provides an outline for your discussion about past goals and future opportunities.
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Employee recognition program

The principle of recognition at Mayo Clinic is to provide a variety of programs and resources that ensure timely and meaningful recognition of all Mayo clinic staff members when they exhibit the values of Mayo through exceptional work, contributions, and years of service. Check out Mayo Clinic’s Employee Recognition Program to learn more.

Mayo Clinic e-Cards are a great way to recognize your colleagues for what they do to serve our patients and to make Mayo Clinic a great place to work.


Themes include:

  • Outstanding Service
  • Thank you
  • Teamwork
  • Commitment
  • Innovation
  • Success

While sending an e-card is a nice gesture, the personal message you write will be most meaningful to a colleague.

Send your own Mayo Clinic E-Card!

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Join our community

Thousands of you have joined benefactors from around the world in supporting Mayo Clinic. When you give, you are recognized in the Mayo Clinic Employee Recognition Society. By giving and inspiring others to give, you help ensure Mayo Clinic continues to lead the world in transforming health care for everyone. Employees give of their time, talent and treasure to ensure that Mayo Clinic remains a beacon of hope and healing for patients around the world who come here for answers they cannot find anywhere else.

Your gift will help Mayo Clinic continue to transform medicine through innovations in patient care, research and education.

Become a benefactor today: https://philanthropy.mayoclinic.org/employee

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Professional and career development resources

The "new employee" resources on this site may no longer apply to you, however, there are many resources that can help you navigate the next part of your life-changing career here at Mayo. Navigate to HR Connect to search for valuable resources with keywords such as Career Development or Professional Development. There, you will find a great video of how to get started and many exercises, e.g., a Development Plan template. Meanwhile, some questions to consider when thinking about your future at Mayo Clinic:

  • What are your career objectives?
  • What impact do you want to create with your career and your life?
  • What future goals and aspirations would you like to accomplish?
  • What are your career ambitions?
Tip: You must access these resources from a Mayo Clinic computer or with a VPN connection.
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