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Onboarding: How to Get Your New Employees Up to Speed in Half the Time by Mary Vonnegut, George Bradt

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NOTES

Chapter 1: Understand the Organization-Wide Benefits of a Total Onboarding Program: An Executive Summary

1 This is the first of several quotes from managers around the world who agreed to let us use their words just so long as we preserved their confidentiality.
2 Kevin Martin, presentation to the Human Capital Institute, Washington, DC, April 16, 2008. Aberdeen’s group 2007 study indicated that 86 percent of employees make a decision to stay or leave the firm in their first six months or less.
3 Brad Smart, Topgrading (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999).
4 As quoted by Brooke Masters in “Rise of a Headhunter” Financial Times, March 30, 2009.
5 PrimeGenesis has reduced the failure rate fourfold for new leader’s it’s helped from 40 percent to 10 percent.
6 See George B. Bradt, Jayme A. Check, and Jorge E. Pedraza, The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan, 2nd ed. (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2009); or www.primegenesis.com for more on these building blocks.

Chapter 2: Clarify Your Destination Messages to the Candidate and the Organization

1 This story, like all the stories in this book, is true. We’ve changed the details to preserve confidentiality, but core events in each story happened.
2 As director of the Human Capital Institute’s Talent Leadership Community, Andy Kriz is responsible for researching, synthesizing, and presenting thought-provoking ideas and topics critical to the success of business leaders and organizations to meet their current and future leadership ...

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