A few weeks ago at the day job, I was meeting with a couple of people on my team, discussing two training programs that we are in the process of updating. One of the programs is part of our onboarding process; new employees participate in the program between 30-60 days post-hire. The team member who … Continue reading If you’re having trouble relating to new employees, do this…
There is an abundance of research clogging the interwebs on the subject of onboarding; a credible whitepaper that I often reference is the Definitive Guide to Onboarding from Bamboo HR. In the report, the author includes a terrific stat from Aberdeen Research (another fantastic resource): As many as 87% of new employees are not fully … Continue reading Using Stay Interviews to Enhance Onboarding
Waaaaaaay back in 1992, right about the time I was sporting my Hypercolor sweatshirt and teasing some very tall bangs, there was a study by Broad and Newstrom about training transfer. While some many elements of the workplace learning industry have changed - technology has certainly commanded much of that - there are still a … Continue reading The Secret to Connecting With Training Participants
I don't often write much about my "day job" on this blog, but today is a little different. Today was the last day for a person on my team - she is relocating out of state for a new job opportunity. We certainly wish her the best! Even though we're happy for her opportunity, this … Continue reading The Offboarding-Onboarding Connection
Startups are interesting little things, aren't they? Growing a product and company, often from nothing more than a whim: "Wouldn't it be cool if we.........." (and a startup is born.) Before my current day job, I worked for a tech startup. The company was about 8 years old when I joined, so they weren't exactly … Continue reading Too Busy for Onboarding?
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
The other day, I had a really good conversation with a friend and colleague. At one point, the topic turned to adult learning philosophy. We waxed philosophic for a few minutes, and then the conversation moved on to something else. But that conversation got me thinking about my own philosophy of learning. Now, don't you … Continue reading Let’s Get Philosophical