Talking Talent: The First 90 Days, Setting Yourself up for Success with New Hires and Promotions

In this episode of Talking Talent, we’re talking about the onboarding process and setting yourself up for success with new hires and promotions in the first 90 days.

Those first 90 days are a critical point for a new hire or promotion. Recent surveys have found that about 30% of job seekers have left a job within the first 90 days of hiring. Despite this, most onboarding programs are too short. According to SHRM, nearly 40% of onboarding programs last only a week or less. So, what impact does this have on the success of the new employee or the company? What can employers do during the first 90 days to improve the happiness and productivity of new hires?

Joining us to talk about this is Dana Look-Arimoto who is a mentor, speaker and change agent. Dana has more than 20 years of experience in the talent ecosystem. She’s created Phoenix5 to evangelize a new mindset: Stop Settling™. She coaches executives and leaders of all kinds to become their all in every part of their life: work, home, community and giving back. Dana also recently released the book, Stop Settling, Settle Smart.

In this interview, Dana talks about how employers can overcome inertia to develop a well-designed onboarding program tailored to each individual hire. She gives actionable advice that you can put in place today, and she explains how to drive success for newly promoted managers, an often-neglected topic. You’ll also hear Dana’s insights on how to identify your employee’s strengths and how to get the most out of them, how to give your new hires control over their own onboarding process, how to flex the process to fit different jobs and industries and how to transition out of the onboarding program to drive continued success.

Post by Nicole Fuqua

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