Before You Start

There are a few important steps to complete after accepting your offer from Cooper. Complete these time-sensitive steps outlined below. Click on each section and read about how and when to complete each onboarding task.

1. Complete and Return Employment Paperwork Provided by HR

TO DO: Complete your employment paperwork. You'll receive an email with a link that will allow you to read and electronically sign the following:

  • Data Security Attestation
  • W4 Tax form
  • Job Description Acknowledgement
  • NJ Gender Equity Notice
  • I-9 Verification Form
  • Cooper Employment Application, if not already completed

2. Complete the HireRight Background Check 

TO DO: Look for an email and instructions from HireRight. This email will include a link to Cooper’s background check process and online portal for submitting the required information.

BY WHEN: You’ll have five days to click the HireRight link and complete these steps before the link expires. Contact Cooper’s Talent Acquisition Team if you do not receive this email. Contact HireRight if you have any difficulty using the site.

Cooper’s Talent Acquisition Team: 856.382.6510
HireRight Phone: 866.521.6995
HireRight FAQs: HireRight Applicant Assistance

3. Complete Your WorkNet Physical

All new team members complete a required medical physical to ensure you're able to perform your new jobs safely. Please allow up to 2.5 hours for your exam. Parking will be validated.

TO DO: Complete your medical physical at WorkNet that includes but is not limited to: drug testing and receiving one of two required PPD skin tests for TB (tuberculosis). Return to WorkNet between 48 and 72 hours of your physical to have your skin test read.

BY WHEN: You will receive an email that includes the date and time of your pre-scheduled appointment with WorkNet.

WorkNet Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 300 Broadway, Camden (walking distance from Hospital)
WorkNet Phone: 856.338.0350

4. Send a Photo for Your ID Badge

All Cooper employees are required to wear identification badges that are visible at all times while at work. Your ID badge provides access to different locations across campus, including parking garages.

TO DO: Submit a professional or high-quality selfie photo to the Talent Acquisition mailbox: 

BY WHEN: No later 5 p.m. on the Thursday before your Monday start date. You’ll receive your badge when you arrive onsite.

Guidelines for Photo Submission PDF

5. Complete All Remaining Steps Before Your Start Date

Communicate With Your Manager

Your direct supervisor/manager will contact you before your first day. Your manager’s name is located on your offer letter. Here are just a few things you can ask your manager:

  • Where to report to work after you complete your scheduled orientation and training activities.
  • What to wear on your first day onsite (dress code and uniforms).
  • Names and contact information of key people you’ll meet, especially if you will not be meeting your manager directly when you report to your work location.
  • Details about scheduled training that is job-specific during your first week.
  • Where you’ll be storing your belongings if you do not have a personal workspace.
  • Time and attendance details like using a time clock closest to your work location.

Prepare for Virtual Orientation

To participate in virtual orientation on your first day, ensure you have access to a computer (or smart phone) and internet/WiFi connection.

Plan to participate without noise and distraction. Cooper requests all participants keep their computer/phone cameras turned on and with your face visible during this live training session.

Locate Your I-9 Identification 

Review the list of acceptable I-9 documents and gather your documents to bring with you on your first day on campus. I-9 identification is required to demonstrate that you are eligible to work in the United States.

List of Acceptable I-9 Documents PDF