In a recent Power Onboarding Webinar, Michael Watkins and Genesis Leadership Consultants Rose Hollister and Elizabeth Collins shared how Genesis helped a Fortune 500 client design and implement an automated onboarding support system, combining the standard elements of provisioning and compliance with orientation resources and transition acceleration tools. The result: consistent impactful onboarding journeys for employees at all levels.
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 basic documentation, and get set up with the right workspace, support, access, and technology as soon as possible.
Topics: Onboarding, Transition, Enterprise Onboarding, Onboarding Systems, First 90 Days Online, Accelerate Leaders, Executive Onboarding Effectiveness Assessment, Onboarding Journeys, Genesis Solutions
Genesis produces a Power Onboarding Webinar series hosted by our cofounder Michael Watkins, best-selling author of The First 90 Days and Master Your Next Move, Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at IMD Business School, and world-renowned authority on leadership transitions. Offered quarterly and attended by professionals in transition as well as HR and talent management leaders, the series covers topics related to onboarding and integrating leaders, teams and organizations.
The First 90 Days was cited in this Forbes.com article about executive exit strategies entitled, “Leaving Well: Why the Last 90 Days Matter.” The author makes the point that while much emphasis is placed on advising leaders in their initial months in role, little advice is offered on how to leave an organization despite the fact that more often than not executives are remembered for their departures.
Virtually all large companies are effective at the basics of signing up new hires. However, many companies think they are doing a good job of integrating new hires when they actually aren’t. The challenges new hires face, the real reasons they derail or underperform, have to do with how well they are integrated into their new organizations.
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 organizations published in his article “Onboarding Isn't Enough” (Harvard Business Review, June 2017), Genesis created an assessment to help you gauge how effective your organization is at onboarding executives in comparison with the global sample used in the article.
Topics: Egon Zehnder, Executive Hire, First 90 Days, Harvard Business Review, HR, Integration, Michael Watkins, Onboarding, Transition, Enterprise Onboarding, Accelerate Leaders, Executive Onboarding Effectiveness Assessment