Onboarding for Accelerated Success


New Hire Onboarding: Why Effective is Better than Flashy

May 11, 2015 | Amy Hirsh Robinson | HCI

I recently spoke to an audience of human capital professionals about my successes in developing new hire onboarding programs. After my presentation, one attendee asked me what innovative onboarding strategies and tactics I was using to impress new employees and stand out in the talent market. He didn’t like my response.

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10 Pitfalls to Avoid When Onboarding New Employees

October 11, 2013 | Amy Hirsh Robinson | HCI

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.


Finding Balance With Flexi Time

September 30, 2013 | Joanna Lyall, Chief Planning Officer | Huffington Post

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 ...

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Dear Diary, Today I Started My New Job

September 11, 2013 | Nancy Piatt | HCI

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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Tailor Your Onboarding Strategy to Each Generation

August 22, 2013 | Amy Hirsh Robinson | HCI

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. 



New Ideas in Onboarding Thought Leadership

August 5, 2013 | Forbes

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 ...

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Social Tools Can Improve Employee Onboarding

August 5, 2013 | HBR

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 ...

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