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…
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
Hey manager! Ready or not...here comes your new employee! If a hiring manager doesn't have a lot of turnover on her team, she may not give a lot of thought to preparing for a new employee's arrival. On the flip side, a hiring manager who is often bringing on new team members might find herself … Continue reading Ready or Not?
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…
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
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
I'm a new employee with your organization. I'm really excited to become part of your team. You hired me for my expertise; I know I'm going to do a great job, but I still need your support. I need to know what's in it for me. I need to know where I fit in. I … Continue reading A New Employee’s Bill of Rights