Setting people up for success – Part ll

In my last blog post, I talked about integration – the process by which we get new hires started and assimilated – and explained why this process is so critical to success.  In this post, I’ll share some tips on how to get started in building a world-class integration program in your own company. Start small and be consistent One mistake I frequently see is a company starting out too ambitiously.  They design a fabulous integration program, but it’s too much effort and requires too many resources and so after a few times, they start short-changing it, or sometimes even …

Setting people up for success – Part l

 As most readers know, we use the 8-step framework as a way to organize the steps necessary to intentionally create, drive, and sustain a high performing culture.  In the next two posts, I’d like to explore the fourth of those steps – – integration.  Integration is the word we use for what some companies call “orientation” or others call “on-boarding.”  It describes the process by which you take a new recruit and bring them into your company.  I prefer to use the word “integration” because it implies that you’re assimilating the new person or making them an integral part of your …