Onboarding for Accelerated Success

10 Pitfalls

10 Pitfalls to Avoid When Onboarding New Employees

Blog | Author: Amy Hirsh Robinson | Source: HCI | Published: October 11, 2013

The Consequence of a Poor First Impression
Ninety percent of companies correctly believe employees make their decision to stay or leave within the first six months of employment. During this period, employees are in unfamiliar territory and highly alert to signals and experiences, however minor, that will help them navigate their new work environment.

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Finding Balance With Flexi Time

Article | Author: Joanna Lyall, Chief Planning Officer | Source: Huffington Post | Published: September 30, 2013
The world of work is evolving to allow people to work in their own time and own way. This makes a huge impact on the possibilities for working parents or people with other time intense interests outside of work. However, what does this mean for ... Read more
Starting a New Job

Dear Diary, Today I Started My New Job

Blog | Author: Nancy Piatt | Source: HCI | Published: September 11, 2013

Throughout my career, I’ve dabbled in the world of “new employee orientation.” I’ve shown really boring slides, helped new-hires decipher a myriad of insurance options, given office tours, and scheduled “meet-n-greets” with other employees and leaders. All of these activities have resulted in varying levels of effectiveness.


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Onboarding for Each Generation

Tailor Your Onboarding Strategy to Each Generation

Blog | Author: Amy Hirsh Robinson | Source: HCI | Published: August 22, 2013

Effective new hire onboarding will be critical for employee retention and engagement in the future as demographic shifts significantly alter the talent landscape. America’s 80 million Baby Boomers will be succeeded in their roles by a cohort (Generation X) that is half their size, intensifying the competition among employers for top talent. 


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New Ideas in Onboarding Thought Leadership

Article | Source: Forbes | Published: August 5, 2013
The most important new ideas coming out of last week’s Conference Board Onboarding Lab include 1) Deploying a systemic integrated approach to onboarding, 2) Personalizing onboarding efforts and 3) Not leading until you’ve earned the ... Read more

Social Tools Can Improve Employee Onboarding

Article | Source: HBR | Published: August 5, 2013
Remember for just a moment the first few weeks in your job. Chances are it took you a while to get in the swing of things and to get fully comfortable and productive. Thinking even further back, once you accepted the job and before you showed up ... Read more
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