One Thing a Manager Can Say to Build a New Employee’s Confidence

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

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

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