Bringing new employees on board is one of the toughest challenges people face. 40% of new leaders fail in their first 18 months because of mistakes made in the very beginning by those new leaders AND by the organizations bringing them in around fit, delivery and adjustment. Critical mistakes made so early can be devastating for all involved.
Learn how HR executives and hiring managers can help new employees take charge, build their teams and get great results in new roles faster than anyone thought possible. This session pulls from the presenter’s five books on the subject, and his weekly column on Forbes.com, The New Leader’s Playbook. He’ll also apply his own global experience as a line manager. Those supporting new employees work through three phases of onboarding akin to producing, directing, and stage managing a show.
Producing is about assembling the resources required for success. When it comes to onboarding, this is about aligning stakeholders around the role and onboarding plan and acquiring talent in the right way.
Directing is required to set the new employee up for success, co-creating a Personal Onboarding Plan to clarify expectations and interdependencies.
Stage Managing is what is required to make sure the new employee can do work on day one can work with others, and can deliver and adjust along the way.
Attendees will emerge with an understanding of how to:
- Create an onboarding timeline and recruiting brief and align stakeholders around them
- Pre-sell while buying and then close the right sale the right way
- Help others deliver by co-creating and supporting new employee’s Personal Onboarding Plan
- Manage the announcement cascade and pro-actively introduce new employees
- Provide resources and support to help new employees accelerate and adjust along the way