I tell people we’re helping with their onboarding that we have rock-solid, crystal-clear process…that we never follow. As Mark and Lilith point out, you must tailor the onboarding approach to the setting. To expand on that, you must tailor the onboarding approach to each individual new employee and to their manager. The most critical partnership is the one between the new employee and his or her manager. Success is largely dependent upon their ability to take existing processes and tools and adapt them for their specific situation.
How soon would you be confident assigning a new employee to work with your most valued customer? When do you know a new employee is likely to stay and be a productive member of your team? When do you know a new employee can be trusted to work without constant supervision? New employees are still a gamble. Even with the best hiring process, there’s no guarantee of success. There are plenty of downsides to employees who are slow to fit in or who never really fit in. Therefore, the goal of any successful onboarding process or program should be to get new employees up-to-speed and working with their team as fast as possible.
In The Know v1.24 Five links to stay abreast if the trends shaping HR. Regulating Distributed Work (Why It’s a Good Idea)Crowdsourcing and mechanical turks are reshaping the way that work gets done. These employees are not specifically addressed in current employment law. The author makes the case for increased oversight as a way of [...]
In The Know v 1.23: Stuff You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know Edition A quick look at five important links. Nimble This report from Razorfish describes the media ecosystem and the role of content in the system. It’s worth reading for several reasons. If you’re building web content as a publisher, employment website owner or [...]
Before we get to the winners I want to mention that the regular weekly HRExaminer will publish next Tuesday, April 13, 2010. HRExaminer’s Blank Slate Contest Winners On January 27, the day that the revolutionary iPad was announced, the HRExaminer began its “Blank Slate” challenge. The first contest anywhere to offer an iPad as a [...]
In The Know v 2.14 Five Links About Organizational Change The Organization Is Alive From the Booz-Allen magazine, Strategy + Business. The degree to which we don’t understand our organizations can not be undertated. This rich piece describes the operation of four discrete but related systems that influence organizational behavior: the hierarchy, the network, the [...]
In The Know v2.13 Five Links To Expand Your View of HR (Chosen to test your assumptions and offer new models) 13 of the Brightest Tech Minds Sound Off on the Rise of the Tablet The tablet is coming. Here are some really interesting insights on the possibilities of the tablet era. The interface is [...]
Addressing What Trade Show Attendees Really Want, The HR Demo Show Announces Details of Inaugural Event Out of frustration from seeing the same thing, year in and year out, the question begs “Is innovation dead in the HR trade show industry?” No, says SharedXpertise! The company today announced its latest event, which is designed to [...]
Five Links To Expand Your View of HR Does Your Strategy Rely on a “Pan-Asian Identity”? Colonial stereotyping is alive and well in our approaches to outsourcing and partnership in Asia. This Harvard Business Review article takes a look at what works. America’s Real Dream Team Tom Friedman on the importance of immigration. “My favorite [...]