5 Must-Capture Onboarding Metrics to Prove Your Value

We all know the old saying, "If a tree falls in the forest but no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?" Our onboarding programs are no different. If our data doesn't tell a story about our program's success, how much value is truly perceived?  At the day job, I'm currently … Continue reading 5 Must-Capture Onboarding Metrics to Prove Your Value

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In My Opinion, The Most Important Part of Onboarding is…

Yesterday, I was asked this question: "In your opinion, what is the most important part of onboarding?" Naturally, I had an opinion, and I wanted to explore the topic further here. My answer to the question - the most important part of onboarding (in my opinion) is connecting the new employee to the organization. Notice … Continue reading In My Opinion, The Most Important Part of Onboarding is…

3 Easy Tips for a More Engaging New Employee Orientation Program

Deconstructing and revising an Orientation program is no small undertaking. Trust me, I've been there! I'm often asked for quick tips or best practices that can be quickly implemented to an existing New Employee Orientation program. Keeping in mind that every organization and program is different, there are some simple things that can be added … Continue reading 3 Easy Tips for a More Engaging New Employee Orientation Program

First Impressions…

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…

Pinterest for Onboarding: Part One

Ah, Pinterest.  The (addicting!) social media darling. This site has opened my eyes to everything from new recipes, to travel inspiration, to shoes and handbags (swoon!) and home decor ideas...and about 1001 other things.  I even post links to this blog and other things that inspire me on a Pinterest board.  Such fun! Pinterest is … Continue reading Pinterest for Onboarding: Part One

SMART Onboarding

My day job is all about rewarding top performers. It's a great concept, really...employee incentives are achieved not only by company performance, but by setting and attaining meaningful personal goals that impact the organization.  Needless to say, goal-setting is a frequent topic of conversation around the company! The other day, I was thinking about my … Continue reading SMART Onboarding