Are we still onboarding like it’s 1999?

As far as headlines go, Prince's recent death is hardly breaking news at this point. Several weeks have now gone by since his untimely, tragic passing. Having grown up in the 1980s, Prince's music was the soundtrack of my youth. It was such a shock to learn that this original, talented individual is no longer … Continue reading Are we still onboarding like it’s 1999?

What To Do With Those 2014 Professional Development Budget Dollars?

Believe it or not, 2014 is quickly coming to an end. It doesn't seem possible, does it? If you're like many L&D leaders, now is the time you're looking at your annual department budget, and quickly trying to spend some of your allocated dollars, so you don't have to hear this: "If you didn't need … Continue reading What To Do With Those 2014 Professional Development Budget Dollars?

ANNOUNCEMENT: Does Your New Employee Orientation Program Need an Overhaul?

  We've been hinting around at a big announcement for the past few weeks, and here it is!  By popular demand, we are excited to announce the newest public workshop offering from phase(two)learning! Join us March 9-10, 2015 for Orientation Overhaul: Re-imagining the New Employee Experience in your Organization! New Employee Orientation is often a … Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT: Does Your New Employee Orientation Program Need an Overhaul?

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…

Disruptive Onboarding?

The expression "Disruptive Innovation" has been all over the interwebs lately. Are you familiar with the concept? It was first coined by Clayton Christensen, a Harvard Business School professor. According to Christensen's website, Disruptive Innovation "describes a process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a … Continue reading Disruptive Onboarding?

Top 10 Posts About Onboarding

It's summer vacation for phase(two)learning! For the next two weeks, please enjoy this recap of favorite phase(two)learning blog posts! Look for fresh, new content in July! If you've been following this blog for long, you'll know that onboarding is a topic that I could talk about all day. A solid onboarding program can have a … Continue reading Top 10 Posts About Onboarding

3 Ways to Streamline the Onboarding Process

"I can't afford to spend a lot of time onboarding my new employee." "There is so much work to do, I need him to hit the ground running." "HOW long is Orientation?" I'm sure these thoughts go through the minds of hiring managers in organizations the world over. I know I've certainly heard statements like … Continue reading 3 Ways to Streamline the Onboarding Process

What “Modern Family” Reminded Me About Onboarding

Did you happen to catch Modern Family last week? I know I did! It's one of my favorite current shows. Usually, I tune in for the comedy and the great writing, but last Wednesday, I found myself taking notes. Yep - I'm a nerd like that. One of the storylines in the episode featured Mitch … Continue reading What “Modern Family” Reminded Me About Onboarding

7 Signs Your New Employee Orientation Program is an Epic Fail

When did everything become "epic"? Epic this, epic that. It's become the go-to adjective for just about anything lately. Recently I even saw a sign in my neighborhood, directing people to an "EPIC GARAGE SALE".  (I never saw the sale, so I'll just take their word for it). Take the expression, "epic fail" - I'm not … Continue reading 7 Signs Your New Employee Orientation Program is an Epic Fail