Top 10 Posts About Onboarding

It's summer vacation for phase(two)learning! For the next two weeks, please enjoy this recap of favorite phase(two)learning blog posts! Look for fresh, new content in July! If you've been following this blog for long, you'll know that onboarding is a topic that I could talk about all day. A solid onboarding program can have a … Continue reading Top 10 Posts About Onboarding

3 Ways to Streamline the Onboarding Process

"I can't afford to spend a lot of time onboarding my new employee." "There is so much work to do, I need him to hit the ground running." "HOW long is Orientation?" I'm sure these thoughts go through the minds of hiring managers in organizations the world over. I know I've certainly heard statements like … Continue reading 3 Ways to Streamline the Onboarding Process

Onboarding Table Stakes for Hiring Managers

A little tough love today...and I'm looking at you, hiring managers: Welcoming a new employee on the first day is your responsibility. Even if it's not spelled out in big, bold letters on your job description. Last week, I was having a nice conversation with someone on the subject of onboarding. He said this to … Continue reading Onboarding Table Stakes for Hiring Managers

What George Costanza Teaches Us About Onboarding

My all-time favorite television show is Seinfeld. I own the DVD collection and have probably seen every episode at least a dozen times, but that doesn't stop me from stopping on it in a channel-surfing face-off. In fact, the name of this blog is, in part, a subtle homage to the show. With April 29th … Continue reading What George Costanza Teaches Us About Onboarding

7 Signs Your New Employee Orientation Program is an Epic Fail

When did everything become "epic"? Epic this, epic that. It's become the go-to adjective for just about anything lately. Recently I even saw a sign in my neighborhood, directing people to an "EPIC GARAGE SALE".  (I never saw the sale, so I'll just take their word for it). Take the expression, "epic fail" - I'm not … Continue reading 7 Signs Your New Employee Orientation Program is an Epic Fail

5 Onboarding Rules for Hiring Managers

A strong relationship between a new employee and his manager is imperative to long-term success. The End. Shortest post ever. Okay, just kidding...there's more. Something I've learned about hiring managers is, while they have good intentions about bringing a new employee on board, they often just aren't sure about their role in the process. It's … Continue reading 5 Onboarding Rules for Hiring Managers

3 Little White Lies Your New Employee is Telling You

Have you ever attended a meeting or training session, when the leader or facilitator asked, "Does anybody have any questions?" And you do, in fact, have questions. But you don't ask. I think we've all been there. For one reason or another, we don't always speak up when we are unsure about something. Or maybe … Continue reading 3 Little White Lies Your New Employee is Telling You