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…
In my last post, I threw out this crazy little notion about incorporating Pinterest into employee onboarding programs. I promised that there would be a Part 2...and here it is: I've got 3 more board possibilities for you, so between last week's post and this one, you'll have 8...count 'em...8 ideas for boards you can … Continue reading Pinterest for Onboarding: Part Two
The Meet & Greet is a beloved component of many onboarding programs. I'm going out on a limb, however, and guess that many hiring managers love them for the wrong reasons. Let's ruffle some feathers: Reasons I Think (Some) Hiring Managers Love Meet & Greets: 1. They're pretty easy to coordinate. 2. Most of the … Continue reading The Art of the Meet & Greet
Truth be told, I'm not a big fan of big-box stores. That said, I am a suburban mom...so they do have a place in my life. But as Thanksgiving weekend comes to a close, I've had holiday shopping on the brain...although this is the first year in recent memory that I did NOT brave the … Continue reading Big-Box 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
It's not just about company culture. It's not just about getting comfortable. Or building relationships. Now, before the Culture Police (sounds like a mashup of classic 80s bands) steps in and calls me out, read on. There is a point: You hired that person to do a job. Giving him the tools he needs to … Continue reading Socialization, Schmocialization.