Adventures in Engagement

Adventures in Engagement By Dan Brown – Chief Strategic Relationship Officer As a younger man, I spent a year acting with the Royal Shakespeare Company. While there, I heard a story about Richard Harris, the two times Oscar-nominated, hell-raising Irish actor. In 1967 he played King Arthur in the movie musical, Camelot. Over the next...

How to Enhance Your Onboarding Program?

  So, you’ve hired some new staff. You’ve completed the recruitment process, done the paperwork, sent your recruit a welcome pack and set a date for their start. But what happens then? How do you ensure that your new hire gets the best possible start to life at your company? How do you harness all...

Elements of a Well-Rounded New Hire Training & Onboarding Program

Elements of a Well-Rounded New Hire Training & Onboarding Program Starting a new job can be tough. You’re walking into new territory. The culture is different, the processes are different and you have to adjust to all of it. However, an effective onboarding process is critical to the success of new employees. So, what are...

3 Hurdles to Overcome When Creating a Compelling New Hire Training

3 Hurdles to Overcome When Creating a Compelling New Hire Training Is there an HR professional who doesn’t know how much new hires dread an awful onboarding experience? Many companies fall into the category of those last-minute training efforts in a bid to comply with government oversight. With this in mind, the lack of proper...

How Does Your Culture Impact the Workplace and Onboarding?

How Does Culture Impact the Workplace and Onboarding? The third portion of the three ‘c’s in the new hire training/onboarding process is corporate culture. No matter what workplace you go to, each one has its own culture. There are some that are similar in expectation, but the differences for a new employee often determine the decision to...

Onboarding Not Your Favorite Part? 4 Tips to Help You Push Through

Onboarding Not Your Favorite Part? 4 Tips to Help You Push Through No matter how flawless your new hire program could be, some folks simply just don’t get excited when it’s time to orient their new employees. Some just want to get right to it and past the “get to know you phase”. This isn’t...

To Do or To Don’t? A Guide on What Your Onboarding Should NOT Do!

To Do or To Don’t? What Your Onboarding Should NOT Do! There are millions of ways to craft an effective on boarding program for your new employees, and most companies are getting it right. Unfortunately, we rarely discuss what organizations should not do in regards to onboarding their new employees – some people would rather...

Where to Start? – A Guide to Shaping Your Onboarding

Where to Start? –  Shaping Your Onboarding Companies that are re-evaluating or just creating their onboarding experience might not know how to start or when to start. With the countless techniques and methodologies it can be difficult funneling through to find the right program structure. A great place to start is before the employee makes it...

6 Keys to a Compelling and Successful Onboarding Program

6 Keys to a Compelling and Successful Onboarding Program 1. Have a strategy When “inducting” new employees into your organization, a strategy is vital. It’s poor planning not to consider the objectives, goals, and desired takeaways. This is the staff members’ first true encounter with the organization, and it should be a positive experience with...

Prepare to Fail: The Hallmarks of Ineffective Onboarding Programs

Prepare to Fail: The Hallmarks of Ineffective Onboarding Programs Ever hear the saying “If you fail to prepare, you should prepare to fail”? Of course you have. And chances are, you’ve experienced this at some point in your life. Whether you’re going for a big interview, delivering an important presentation at work, or you’re planning to...