As much as I wish I could tell you that successful onboarding just happens, I'm afraid it doesn't. A well-crafted onboarding program sets new employees up for success during the vulnerable first months on the job. Implementing this requires thought. It requires planning. It requires knowing your audience and stakeholders. But most importantly, it requires … Continue reading 3 Steps to Developing a Killer Onboarding Program
As learning professionals (or whatever hat we might be wearing at any given moment), it is our responsibility to assess a learning need and provide a solution. And, tipping my cap to my passionate learning cohorts around the world, I'd say we do a fine job. But, you know what? We don't always have the … Continue reading Improving Training Programs with Feedback
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
Truth be told, I'm not a big fan of big-box stores. That said, I am a suburban mom...so they do have a place in my life. But as Thanksgiving weekend comes to a close, I've had holiday shopping on the brain...although this is the first year in recent memory that I did NOT brave the … Continue reading Big-Box Onboarding
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!