7 Ways to Set Up a New Hire for Success

In his article "7 Ways to Set Up a New Hire for Success," published on HBR.org (May 2019), Michael Watkins writes, "No one has a bigger impact on new employees’ success than the managers who hired them." Crucially, the hiring manager bears the…

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How To Build A Strong Relationship With A New Boss

Have a new boss? Michael Watkins contributes practical suggestions on how you can assist their transition in his Harvard Business Review article, "How to Build a Strong Relationship With A New Boss." Some key suggestions include finding common…

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The First 90 Days Online: An Award-Winning Onboarding and Integration Platform

Many companies think they are doing a good job of onboarding new hires when they actually aren’t. Most large companies are effective at the basics of signing up new hires. That's important, of course. You want your new employees to complete the…

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A First 90 Days Master Class for Harvard Business Review Followers

Michael Watkins gave a live presentation to ca. 56K viewers on the Harvard Business Review Facebook Page as part of their Whiteboard Sessions Series. The 40-minute session was entitled, “How to Get Up to Speed in Your New Leadership Role" and…

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Interview With Emerson's Corporate Director of Learning

We are excited to share an interview with Emerson’s Corporate Director of Learning, Terrence Donahue and Michael Watkins, author of The First 90 Days and Co-Founder of Genesis, about Emerson’s Successful Leadership Transitions Workshop — a…

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How Effective is Your Company at Onboarding?

It is a well-supported fact that supporting new-hire onboarding dramatically increases time-to-performance and reduces failure rates by 50%. Based on Michael Watkins' in-depth research into the vast array of HR onboarding programs employed by global…

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