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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Onboarding: Post #2

Prepare BEFORE you start Recruiting: Often HR gets the edict: ”Just fill the position!” Jumping on that request or demand with an Aye-Aye-Sir- approach may well begin a cascading failure path for everyone in the process. The authors caution that all the important stakeholders (hiring managers, teammates, etc.) need to be aligned around what they really need…in advance. In particular, the author’s “Recruiting Brief and Total Onboarding Program Timeline” form provides a great framework to ensure that stakeholder misalignment doesn’t derail the search before it begins. Also, note that all of the many forms in the book are downloadable from their site,, AND the forms are reproducible for consulting and training for up to 100 people. This is a very good deal.

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