May 24, 2017
In these turbulent times, the challenges for a new leader are many and varied – but one of the biggest can be surviving the early days and making a success of the transition period in a new role. You’re going to need a bigger boat..
May 17, 2017
Getting your new hires started off on the right foot requires more than just offering them a quick tour of the office and sending them on their way. Giving employees the best chance at future success requires a successful and thorough onboarding program, according to..
May 11, 2017
First impressions are always crucial, and that remains true for a new employee and his workplace. As a new employee gets adjusted to his role within a company, a period which HR professionals call the onboarding process, he will form his initial impressions of whether..
May 4, 2017
There’s no question that adjusting to a new environment can be difficult. However, landing a top role at a company can also bring new thinking and an innovative perspective to a business needing a reboot or being disrupted by a new technology. I was born..
April 27, 2017
Forty percent of new leaders fail in their first eighteen months. Those that take their onboarding seriously, get a head start, manage their message and build their team in time to make the most of their first 100-days do dramatically better than those that just..
April 18, 2017
When employees transfer to new positions in your company, they need on-boarding much like new hires. Whether accepting a promotion or moving laterally, employees who change jobs need to understand their new responsibilities, meet their new coworkers, and learn to work with a new boss…
April 12, 2017
The No. 1 reason people fail in new jobs is poor fit. And the critical fit is between employee and boss. So shame on you if you take fit with your new boss for granted when onboarding into a new role. Instead, do a real..
April 5, 2017
The first few weeks of a new job are easy in some ways, difficult in others. In most roles, you will not know enough in the beginning to take on a heavy workload. But you’ll have to be aware of what’s going on, and you’ll..
March 27, 2017
Your new hire’s first day usually involves a lot of paperwork, setting up passwords and logins, meeting new people whose names they’ll inevitably forget, and similar odds and ends. They’re all necessary but may not create the most exciting first impression–and as the saying goes,..
March 20, 2017
I get to see teams of all shapes and sizes in my work helping organizations find their key staff. One of the common threads I’ve noticed in the most successful teams I’ve met is effective onboarding. When you’re an entrepreneur, slowing down for a few..