Successful Onboarding: Strategies to Unlock Hidden Value Within Your Organization

Successful Onboarding: Strategies to Unlock Hidden Value Within Your Organization

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by Mark Stein, Lilith Christiansen
     
 

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MASTER THE “4 PILLARS” OF SUCCESSFUL ONBOARDING AND CAPTURE THE ONBOARDING MARGIN
Fact: One-third of all external hires are no longer with the organization after two years. Most of them begin job-searching after six months. What can you do about it? In a word: onboarding, the fastest-growing human resources tool in the world today, although

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MASTER THE “4 PILLARS” OF SUCCESSFUL ONBOARDING AND CAPTURE THE ONBOARDING MARGIN
Fact: One-third of all external hires are no longer with the organization after two years. Most of them begin job-searching after six months. What can you do about it? In a word: onboarding, the fastest-growing human resources tool in the world today, although poorly understood, subject to narrow definitions, and with limited codified best practice understanding and management rigor. Global consultants Mark Stein and Lilith Christiansen have studied and worked with leading companies on the topic, and they've synthesized their work into one complete, ready-to-use system, incorporating case learnings from Fortune 500 companies and other forward-thinkers.

With Successful Onboarding, you can:

  • Realize the best from your talent from the get-go-without wasting time.
  • Rewrite the employee-employer compact-to everyone's advantage.
  • Acclimate new hires to your culture-without scaring them off.
  • Assimilate new employees of all backgrounds-yet benefit from their unique skills.
  • Reduce time-to-productivity-while increasing the level of productivity.
  • Address the specific needs of individual hiring groups-cost-effectively.
  • Make improvements at the systemic level-with gains realized with regularity.

While many companies have become very good at recruiting, today's orientation programs fall woefully short and impact your bottom-line potential. Successful Onboarding provides you with not only the business case but also a systemic approach to the entire process, from beginning to end. You'll be amazed how significantly you can increase new hires' productivity and increase the strategic impact and appreciation of your HR function. You'll discover the most effective ways to share your vision, offer early career support, and strengthen your strategic position, intent, and direction. Along the way, you'll hear fascinating inside stories-the good and the bad-from Apple, Starbucks, Netflix, Microsoft, Baird, Bank of America, John Deere, and dozens of other industry leaders.

In the end, it's all about people. When your employees are effectively on board and your system is supporting their success, your company is on track to even greater performance.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071746151
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
07/09/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,010,625
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Mark A. Stein: With a finance education from the George Washington University School of Business in 1990, and subsequent professional service experience as a foundation, Mark entered the management consulting industry in 1995, and has since led hundreds of corporate strategy, investment analysis and organization development engagements for leading multi-national corporations. Mark speaks at Organization Development and onboarding conferences. He is married with three kids and lives in Bethesda, MD.

Lilith Christiansen: Lilith has 15 years of organization development consulting experience with Kaiser Associates and Booz Allen Hamilton. Lilith has led numerous organizational improvement and employee programs redesign projects for clients in both public and private sectors. Lilith is a graduate of University of Virginia and University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. Lilith is married, has two children and lives in Arlington, VA.

Visit the authors’ website for more information http://onboardingmargin.com.

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Successful Onboarding: Strategies to Unlock Hidden Value Within Your Organization 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Have you ever started a new job and had an awful feeling of sensory overload? Your first day, week or year in a new position can seem overwhelming, particularly if your employer doesn't handle your onboarding process well. If you'd like to avoid inflicting that experience on your new hires, management consultants Mark A. Stein and Lilith Christiansen explain how and why systemic onboarding can benefit your employees and your company. Then they tell you how to do it right - providing detailed charts and tables to help you map out a comprehensive onboarding plan. While the book slips unavoidably into HR jargon from time to time, it is readable enough for any business leader looking to exploit heretofore untapped resources. getAbstract recommends this guide to human resources professionals and to managers interested in applying its tools and strategies to their own departments or units.
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