32 results for tag: onboarding


Are You Living in the Past?

Starting a new executive role is an exciting time. You've been offered an opportunity to help a company take their next step. You've got a seat at the table and want to contribute. You know you can help – and quickly too. Careful now. Almost half of ...
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A New Job, a New Chapter

It's 7:30 a.m. and it's go time. Today is the BIG day – Day One! Obviously the interviews were a great success: you definitely impressed more than a few people with your knowledge, experience and warm personality. You thought the worry was over the moment ...
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How to Bring Your Best to a New Leadership Role

You’ve been tapped to take on a new leadership role and it’s time to make things happen. Expectations are high. Like most highly ambitious leaders, you want to make a significant contribution to serve the business, and fast. How will you strategically use ...
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Filling Big Shoes: Living Up to and Surpassing Your Predecessor’s Reputation

In just about every field of endeavor, you start out at or near the bottom (depending on the extent and quality of your education), and have to work your way up from there. According to the Peter Principal, you also rise to your highest level of incompeten...
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Strategies for the First 90 Days

Some experts believe you have only 90 days in a new job to make your impact and create the permanent impression that people in the organization will have of you and your leadership capabilities. You'll either "cut it" or not — in terms of garnering respect, ...
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5 Tips to Kick Off Your Career

Are you a recent graduate about to start your first job? Perhaps you are a recent graduate who is moving into a new role. Wondering how to differentiate yourself and hit the ground running? Follow these tips to stand out for the right reasons. 1. Build ...
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How to Hit a Home Run on Opening Day

3 tips to ensure your first day on the job is a hit Look like a winner. First impressions are important. Every job has a uniform or the clothes that you wear to work. If you don't know the dress code, err on the side of conservative dress. It is ...
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Map and Manage the Common Landmines

The ability and willingness to assess and deal with risk is often a critical differentiator between one's success or failure in onboarding into a new company. In general, you'll want to mitigate organization, role and personal landmines before accepting a ...
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New CEO of Recently-Acquired Company, Top 5 Areas to Focus On

As the new CEO of a recently-acquired company, here are the top five areas to focus on very rapidly. Having been in that situation myself, I offer the following from experience (not that I got them all right, though). These tend to happen simultaneously....
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All Aboard! or Onboarding?

"All aboard!" the conductor says. So, having anticipated this special trip and prepared  for it for a long time, you finally present your ticket , hop on, find your seat and are then easily carried to your destination. That simple. Not that simple when ...
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Your Onboarding May be Teaching Your New Employees to be Cynical

The title of this article comes from a conversation with a senior-level HR professional who demonstrated a level of awareness that many employers seem to lack about their onboarding process. We were talking about their need to upgrade their onboarding, and ...
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The 100-Day Plan, One Last Step into Your Job

So, there you are, having moved up from being interviewed by the recruiter, then  HR and finally to  the hiring manager, and you get that sought-after  job offer, but wait, there's a hitch, one more hurdle. Will you be prepared for the job? "We would ...
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