Onboarding: How to Get Your New Employees Up to Speed in Half the Time

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"A must-read for anyone bringing someone new into theirorganization—if they're serious about setting them up for success!Well organized, easy to understand and implement."
Andy Kriz, Director, The Human Capital Institute

"This book shows you the MOST successful way to ensurenew recruits deliver for you. It's filled with practical tips.Why would you settle for anything less?"
Robert ...

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Overview

Praise for Onboarding

"A must-read for anyone bringing someone new into theirorganization—if they're serious about setting them up for success!Well organized, easy to understand and implement."
Andy Kriz, Director, The Human Capital Institute

"This book shows you the MOST successful way to ensurenew recruits deliver for you. It's filled with practical tips.Why would you settle for anything less?"
Robert Rigby-Hall, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, LexisNexis Group

"Onboarding provides the framework and tools to rapidlyembrace new employees and position them for success.A must-read for high-performing organizations."
Tom Colligan, Vice Dean of Executive Education, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

"This is an invaluable resource for anyone bringing newtalent into an organization. The up-front thinking and easy-to-usetools are key to making any external search a success."
Alan Cork, Executive Director, Russell Reynolds Associates Inc.

"PrimeGenesis has done it again. Their new book presents a completelydifferent and clearly better way to manage the whole process of recruiting,jump-starting, and managing new employees. Hard to imagine anyonereading this book and not deploying its tools. Don't even think about startingto recruit anyone else until you've read this book."
Kenneth Beck, Chief Executive Officer, The CEO Connection

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470485811
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/8/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 487,169
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

George Bradt is founder and Managing Director of PrimeGenesis, the premier executive transitionconsultancy. He was previously anexecutive at Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Disney, Coca-Cola, and J.D. Power and Associates. He is also the author of The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan, from Wiley.

Mary Vonnegut is a Partner in PrimeGenesis. She was formerly president of a retail operation, senior vice president of marketing at Hanover Direct, and worked as a management consultant. She has launched new businesses, built marketing departments from the ground up, and crafted growth strategies.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

PART I PREPARE FOR YOUR NEW EMPLOYEE’S SUCCESS BEFORE YOU START RECRUITING.

CHAPTER 1 Understand the Organization-Wide Benefits of a Total Onboarding Program: An Executive Summary.

CHAPTER 2 Clarify Your Destination and Messages to the Candidate and the Organization.

2.1 Purpose and Priorities (Downloadable).

2.2 Onboarding Track Record (Downloadable).

2.3 Messages (Downloadable).

CHAPTER 3 Craft Your Time Line, Write a Recruiting Brief, and Align Your Stakeholders.

3.1 Total Onboarding Program Time Line (Downloadable).

3.2 Recruiting Brief (Downloadable).

PART II RECRUIT IN A WAY THAT REINFORCES YOUR MESSAGES.

CHAPTER 4 Create a Powerful Slate of Potential Candidates.

4.1 Employment Brand (Downloadable).

4.2 Candidate Sourcing (Downloadable).

4.3 Candidate Tracking (Downloadable).

CHAPTER 5 Evaluate Candidates Against the Recruiting Brief While Pre-Selling and Pre-Boarding.

5.1 On-Site Interview Day Plan (Downloadable).

5.2 Interview Guide (Downloadable).

5.3 Interview Debrief (Downloadable).

5.4 Reference/Background Check (Downloadable).

CHAPTER 6 Make the Right Offer, and Close the Right Sale the Right Way.

6.1 Offer Closing Process (Downloadable).

PART III GIVE YOUR NEW EMPLOYEE A BIG HEAD START BEFORE DAY ONE.

CHAPTER 7 Co-Create a Personal Onboarding Plan with Your New Employee.

7.1 Personal Onboarding Plan (Downloadable).

7.2 Onboarding Conversation Guide (Downloadable).

CHAPTER 8 Manage the Announcement to Set Your New Employee Up for Success.

8.1 Announcement Cascade (Downloadable).

CHAPTER 9 Do What It Takes to Make Your New Employee Ready, Eager, and Able to Do Real Work on Day One.

9.1 Accommodation Checklist (Downloadable).

PART IV ENABLE AND INSPIRE YOUR NEW EMPLOYEE TO DELIVER BETTER RESULTS FASTER.

CHAPTER 10 Make Positive First Impressions Both Ways.

10.1 Pseudonewcomer Audit (Downloadable).

10.2 New Employee as Valued Customer (Downloadable).

CHAPTER 11 Speed Development of Important Working Relationships.

11.1 Assimilation Checklist (Downloadable).

CHAPTER 12 Provide Resources, Support, and Follow-Through.

12.1 New Manager Assimilation (Downloadable).

12.2 Acceleration Checklist (Downloadable).

APPENDICES.

APPENDIX I Organization-Wide Transformation.

APPENDIX II Sourcing Candidates on the Web.

Notes.

Glossary.

References.

About the Guest Experts.

About the Authors.

Index.

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  • Posted September 24, 2010

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    Good tools and techniques to onboard new employees

    Many new hires do not last longer than six months. One out of two new employees fails to meet the organization's expectations. Why? Often, employers make little or no effort to acclimate these staffers to the job. Thus, their employees start off on the wrong foot, and many find it hard to "change course." However, George Bradt and Mary Vonnegut deliver a proven program you can use to help new workers become immediately productive. Bradt, founder and director of the executive-transition consultancy PrimeGenesis, and Vonnegut, a partner at the firm, bring considerable experience to the topic. getAbstract recommends their book's thoughtful approach to onboarding. Though the guide is poorly structured in parts, it provides easy-to-follow, practical advice for bringing people on board and keeping them there.

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