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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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by Merit Gest Does the day-to-day culture of your business match the statement about your company’s culture printed and framed in the lobby?  If it does, then move on to the next item on today’s task list.  If it does not, then you already know you have some work to do.  But, if you are not sure if your day-to-day culture matches your intended culture, then read on.  You have work to do. During a recent presentation to a CEO group in...

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Do you remember your first day on the job? What kind of experience did you have? Did you spend all day locked in a tiny office with a stack of paperwork? Merit Gest suggests a much better way to manage onboarding for new hires that may minimize turnover in your company. By Merit Gest I remember my first day in my new job.  I was excited because it had been my dream to work for a radio station in downtown Chicago.  I spent hours...

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Introducing new hires to other new employees is important because you need the camaraderie of a team to reach your aggressive goals.  If I like the people I work with, and know what’s important to them, I am more likely to help them out when they need an extra hand.  It’s always about people. By Merit Gest A high effort employee may outperform a low effort employee by 20%. A strongly engaged employee is 87% less likely to leave a...

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by Merit Gest Business owners and CEO’s of companies generating $3 to $50 million in annual revenue were recently asked ‘what is the most frustrating position to hire for within their company?’. The answer was ‘salespeople.’ Most managers have paid their dues and worked their tails off, clawing their way up the corporate ladder. However, most managers were not brought on to their company with a solid, structured, onboarding program....

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