How to successfully transition into a new leadership role

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..

What does poor onboarding really do to your team?

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..

How technology is shaping the future of onboarding

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..

How to dive head first into your new leadership role

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..

What follows a new leader’s 100-day action plan?

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..

Onboarding: It’s not just for traditional ‘new’ employees

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…

How to read your new boss before onboarding into a new role

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..

Four things to do in the first 30 days on the job

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..

Three ways you’re still onboarding new hires all wrong

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,..

How to build an effective employee onboarding system

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..