In "How to Onboard New Hires At Every Level" (Harvard Business Review, June 2019) Michael Watkins and co-author Rose Hollister write, "Most large companies do a good job with the basics of signing up and orienting new employees, but far fewer have processes that address the biggest challenges these hires face in fully integrating into their teams and coming up to speed in their roles. For example, in surveys of HR executives, just 29% indicated they provided support for cultural familiarization, even though struggles with culture are a big reason newly arrived leaders fail. This lack of onboarding follow-through has major consequences for time to performance, derailment rates, and talent retention."
Topics: Case Studies, Harvard Business Review, Michael Watkins, New Hire, Onboarding, Career Transitions, Onboarding Systems, The First 90 Days, Executive Onboarding Effectiveness Assessment, Onboarding Journeys, Onboarding Solutions, Rose Hollister
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 responsibility for onboarding and integrating their new employee and according to Watkins, "It’s the deeper work of integrating new hires where the real work of bosses begins."
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
The following is an excerpt from "Onboarding Isn't Enough" (Harvard Business Review, June 2017), co-authored by Genesis Co-Founder, Michael Watkins. To read the full article, follow the link at the bottom of the news item.
Topics: First 90 Days, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business School, HR, Leadership Development, Michael Watkins, New Hire, Onboarding, Talent Acquisition, Transition, Executive Onboarding Effectiveness Assessment, Onboarding Isn't Enough
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