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New Hires: To Coddle Or Not to Coddle

New Hires: To Coddle Or Not to Coddle


Posted By on Mar 27, 2013

by Merit Gest Last week in Winnipeg, Canada, a group of CEOs braved the below zero temperatures to gather together and discuss how to improve productivity by systematizing their new hire Onboarding programs. After completing a painful experience of calculating the cost of keeping a non-performer in a job too long, the group was “on-board” with the concept of ramping people up or weeding people out fast. Then, as I engaged the group in...

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Ramping Up the Hiring Process

Ramping Up the Hiring Process


Posted By on Jan 21, 2013

by Merit Gest It is the first official work week of the new year.  All the folks who made new year’s resolutions involving making a change in their work life are back in the office.  They may be in your office.  Or maybe they didn’t wait around for the end of the year bonus check and they already left, giving you an opportunity to hire someone better. If the thought of hiring leaves you anxious and overwhelmed, you are not alone. Many...

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What is the difference between chaos and temporary disorganization? How do you know if your onboarding system is in need of a tweak or an overhaul? Merit Gest has the answer. by Merit Gest Jill’s office is a mess.  There are papers everywhere and no rhyme or reason to her paper or electronic filing systems.  Tom’s office is also a mess, but within ten minutes he can put everything in its proper place. The difference between Jill and...

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by Merit Gest Ten years ago I had the good fortune to connect with five amazing business women.  At the time, we gathered to support each other in our quest to grow each of our businesses.  We all provided the same services, but worked in different markets so it made good sense to share best practices and learn from each other since we would never compete with each other. Over the years, five of the six of us have moved on from that...

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by Merit Gest Most Sundays when I sit down to write an article about the importance of Onboarding, the words flow effortlessly because there is so much I have to share about the topic.  Tonight, as I watch news of the Benghazi cover up and unprecedented storm about to hit our east coast, not to mention the upcoming election currently in a dead heat among polar opposite visions for America, it’s just hard to focus on Onboarding. Having...

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