During the interview and selection process, it can be easy for a hiring manager or company to forget that the new employee is interviewing the company, manager and team just as much as the company is looking for the best candidate for the job. Recruiters, HR leaders and managers spend so much time narrowing a … Continue reading Hiring Managers: These 5 Questions Are On Your New Employee’s Mind (so prepare for them!)
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
Onboarding is a big responsibility, hiring manager. It's not enough to make sure a new employee has completed her paperwork and her direct deposit set up - you need to think about a number of other things: Training her for the role...integrating her with the rest of the team...introducing her to key stakeholders and vendors...showing … Continue reading One Thing a Manager Can Say to Build a New Employee’s Confidence
Let's face it, hiring managers: Onboarding a new employee is a tall order. Its importance is acknowledged by most, but busy managers often struggle with providing a solid experience for their newest team members. I know, I can get a little preachy with hiring managers sometimes...like here, here and here (to name a few!). But today, I'm … Continue reading 5 Onboarding Challenges Hiring Managers Face (and how to overcome them)
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
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?