New Hire Orientation

High-Touch Tools For Remote Onboarding – Part 1

Remote onboarding

The focus of this article is to provide “a “toolkit” of” effective intuitive high-touch tools that should be used at the team level when every new worker must be onboarded remotely. However, it’s important to note that the remote onboarding tools listed here are especially effective for any employee that is working 100% remotely.

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Stop Creating Zombie Remote Workers – Use “High-Touch” Remote Onboarding

I call them zombie remote workers. During the first few months of working at home, these new hires will slowly wander (at least mentally) not knowing what’s expected and feeling completely isolated from their team. You can credit the creation of these zombie new-hires to the hastily put together remote onboarding process implemented after the work-at-home orders were issued.

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Release Poor Performing New-Hires Fast, Using A No-Fault Divorce Approach

Today’s sparse talent pool increases your chances of a hiring mistake. But a no-fault divorce approach allows you to release mis-hires quickly. And despite the lack of available talent to choose from, the pressure from hiring managers to “get me, anybody, I need butts in chairs” is immense. So, it’s not surprising that hiring mistakes are increasingly common. And, with …

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Employees Excel at Selling Candidates – The Warriors’ ‘Hampton 5 Story’

When it comes to closing top candidates, your own employees are the best salespeople. Top recruiting leaders already know the tremendous value that a firm receives when it lands even a single superstar recruit. In addition to outstanding performance and innovation, this “magnet hire” will signal to other outside stars that your firm deserves a second look. Acquiring this superstar …

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How to Help New Hires Get up to Speed

Interview with Dr. John Sullivan by Ken Wysocky. Have you ever started to read a much-hyped book with great enthusiasm and anticipation, only to stop after a few chapters because it just wasn’t compelling enough to keep on going? At many companies and organizations, inadequate and mind-numbing onboarding programs are the corporate equivalent of that dull book, leaving new hires …

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Preboarding Stops New Hires From Walking Away From Already Accepted Offers

What could be more frustrating than working for months interviewing and selecting the perfect candidate, only to have them not to show up on their first day of work? Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly common for new hires to walk away from an offer that they have already accepted, or even worse, become no-shows on their scheduled start date. This …

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Improve Offer Acceptance Rates by Revealing the Quality of Your Team Members

Top candidates demand quality co-workers … so show them profiles of team members Imagine this recruiting scenario. During a final interview, one of your top tech candidates clearly appears to be wavering about whether she is willing to leave her current “pretty good job” and accept a possible new opportunity at your firm. Suddenly the hiring manager makes a bold …

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Get Rid of Your Bad Hires Quickly With a ‘No-fault Divorce’ Process

Everyone knows that the average hiring process is less than perfect. In fact, most selection processes have high failure rates (i.e. even after months or even years of “assessment,” nearly 60 percent of the marriages in California end in divorce). So it shouldn’t be a surprise that as many as 46 percent of new hires fail within 18 months, according …

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