Executive onboarding is the process of acquiring, accommodating, assimilating, and accelerating new executives to improve productivity and retention, and accelerate results. The prerequisite to successful executive onboarding is getting your organization aligned around needs and roles. For digital natives born after 1980 and moving into executive roles, onboarding should be anticipatory, proffered, on-demand, real-time, personalized, collaborative, and bite-sized – step-by-step.
ALIGN: Make sure your organization agrees on the need for and delineation of the executive roles you seek to fill.
Start by stopping to reconfirm your organization’s purpose, priorities and desired results, and how your new executives will contribute. Map out your message to stakeholders and candidates. Play those out in your recruiting briefs, current best thinking on executive onboarding plans and timelines; and align key players.