Purposeful integration is essential

This is why it’s so important to get stakeholders aligned around the organization’s purpose, a Total Onboarding Program and recruiting brief before starting to recruit.  Get a head start.

Everything communicates

This is why it’s so important to manage your messages during talent acquisition, pre-selling while buying and taking a strategic selling approach to closing the sale with the lead candidate.

Basics matter

There’s no excuse for a new employee showing up on day one unable to do work or with key stakeholders surprised by his or her arrival because no one picked up the accommodation ball.

It’s all about the team

The new employee/boss partnership is crucial.  They should co-create the new employee’s personal onboarding plan with the boss following through with proactive introductions to aid assimilation.

Following through delivers

New employees deliver accelerated performance when their bosses provide ongoing tools, resources and support.

Believe to lead

Leadership is about inspiring and enabling others.  Matching your actions to your words is necessary, but not sufficient.  You must believe what you’re saying in order to inspire and enable others over time.

These ideas are explored more fully in our books: The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan and Onboarding: How to Get Your New Employees Up to Speed in Half the Time – Executive summaries available at www.www.primegenesis.com.

George Bradt – PrimeGenesis Executive Onboarding and Transition Acceleration