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
I'd like to chat with my recruiting and hiring manager friends for a moment... You are setting the tone for your relationship with your newest team member from the earliest points of contact. The first impressions you give, even in this embryonic stage, will remain etched in the employee's mind long after your initial meeting. … Continue reading First Impressions…
The Meet & Greet is a beloved component of many onboarding programs. I'm going out on a limb, however, and guess that many hiring managers love them for the wrong reasons. Let's ruffle some feathers: Reasons I Think (Some) Hiring Managers Love Meet & Greets: 1. They're pretty easy to coordinate. 2. Most of the … Continue reading The Art of the Meet & Greet
When people think of "onboarding", many people often think of "orientation". Even the most seasoned learning professionals are guilty of this! If you've read this earlier post, you'll remember that we explored this topic, but it bears further exploration... Orientation is part of onboarding, but not all onboarding is orientation! So, let's think beyond the … Continue reading 3 Questions Every New Manager Should Ask
I'm so, so, excited to share this news with you... On my Consulting and Workshops page, it will tell you to "Stay tuned for public workshops!" Well, here we go... Starting in Spring 2013, phase(two)learning will be offering public workshops! Over the past several years, I've worked on a number of projects for both the … Continue reading Workshops Coming in 2013!
Dear Hiring Manager, Monday morning, your new employee will be walking through the front door of your company, eager to begin his new job on your team. How much time have you invested in planning his onboarding? Yes, you. How much time have YOU spent planning his onboarding? Notice I didn't ask how much time … Continue reading An Open Letter to Hiring Managers