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Starting a New Job? Take Control of Your Onboarding

When Liz was offered a job as a product manager at a growing biotech firm, she was ecstatic. She had spent considerable time on her job search, found a company and a position that felt like a perfect fit, nailed her interviews, and negotiated smartly. But once Liz had both feet in the door and …

Why Companies Need a New Playbook to Succeed in the Digital Age

In the digital economy that’s now upon us, many enterprises won’t succeed by merely tweaking the management practices that led to past success. This …

Innovation

Here's What Companies Are Doing Wrong When Hiring -- and 4 Ways to Fix It

They aren't starting the onboarding process soon enough.<p>Editor’s Note: <i>In this series,</i> The Way We Work, Entrepreneur <i>Associate Editor Lydia Belanger examines how people foster productivity, focus, collaboration, creativity and culture in the workplace.</i><p>When you hire a new employee, usually a few weeks …

Employment

Why Managers Shouldn’t Have the Final Say in Performance Reviews

Performance evaluation systems are critical for evaluating, motivating, and rewarding employees, but companies are hard-pressed to find a system that achieves these goals and promotes fair evaluations. Inconsistencies and biases in the evaluation process can leave employees dissatisfied and …

Develop the HR Strategy for 2018 with these 5 Steps

Ways to develop perfect components of Human Resources for smooth functioning of your organisation in the coming financial yea<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Every organization starts …

Human Resources

Building an Employee-Driven Content Strategy is Smart Storytelling

Smart brands are innovating the way they tell stories. The traditional methods just don’t work as effectively as they used to. They are doing so by …

Let the User Control the Learning Experience In 2018

In 2018, learning experiences will need to evolve to keep pace with the way learners consume content. The trend to build core learning experiences …

Empowering Employees to Build Value in a Digital World: Model « Center for Information Systems Research

A company’s employee experience, produced by balancing increasing work complexity with collaboration, impacts how effectively the company’s people …

Mike O'Brien on LinkedIn: "Diverse collaboration is getting easier. Yet, diversity and inclusion from digital tools requires a diverse talent pool, and the means to onboard everyone successfully into a digital collaborative environment. "

Mike O'Brien on LinkedIn: "Diverse collaboration is getting easier. Yet, diversity and inclusion from digital tools requires a diverse …

12 Quotes on Leadership, Passion, Hard Work and More from the Entrepreneur Behind Nike Phil Knight

Nike's Phil Knight can teach you a thing or two about entrepreneurship.<p>“Play by the rules, but be ferocious,” advises Phil Knight, the brains behind one of today’s most popular sports brands, Nike. There’s even more to learn from Knight, too.<p>After graduating from the University of Oregon with a …

Entrepreneurship

The New Rules of Talent Management

Working in small, cross-functional units, squads can resolve issues quickly.<p>Agile isn’t just for tech anymore. It’s been working its way into other areas and functions, from product development to manufacturing to marketing—and now it’s transforming how organizations hire, develop, and manage their …

Management

Successful employee onboarding should focus on culture

Onboarding new employees is a hard process to do well. You might think of onboarding as something you just have to check off your list, but it’s easy …

Employment

Top CEOs Agree: Hiring People on Intelligence and Talent Alone Without This Other Trait May Be a Huge Mistake

CEOs prefer this revered quality over talent or IQ when interviewing job candidates. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked.<p>If you were interviewing for an important job, and the CEO of the company asked you this question point blank (which has <i>one right answer</i> for getting you that job offer) what …

Your Brain on Story: Why Narratives Win Our Hearts and Minds

Of course the narratives got the nods. They do for a reason.<p>The recent Pulitzer Prize awards and finalists in journalism announced last week (minus a …

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How Design Thinking Improves the Creative Process

How entrepreneurs can take a big idea to a real-world product.<p>It’s not just IDEO implementing design thinking into everyday work. More companies are …

10 Years of SAP SuccessFactors Training Development

Learning Transformation<p>10 Years of SAP SuccessFactors Training Development<p>Ten years ago, SmarterMedium signed a services agreement with SAP …

How IBM is Training Its Workforce to Think Like Designers

To win in the age of cognitive computing and cybersecurity, the venerable tech giant is betting big on design thinking. How big? It now boasts the …

What Pixar Can Teach About Onboarding

Beyond skill and knowledge transfer during new hires’ first days, there are actions and behaviors that you can encourage in new hires, through …

This Nordic Tech Company’s Onboarding Secret? Cinnamon Buns

Here are a few tips for adding a human touch in your new hires’ early days, when it counts more than ever.<p>I’ve played a part in onboarding around 300 of my company’s 500 employees, and in my experience, one of the factors that’s kept our turnover rate really low over the years is the way we onboard …

Consider 5Cs--Customers, Collaborators, Capabilities, Competitors, Conditions--In Onboarding Prep

Familiar frameworks are helpful guides for your deliberate thinking in unfamiliar situations. One of the most significant traps a leader can face as an executive onboarding into a new role is applying System 1, intuitive thinking instead of System 2, deliberate thinking. The Five Cs of Customers, …

Customers

Who is responsible for Social Collaboration?

<b>The entire workforce is responsible. But who leads them? A workforce might need a spark to enlighten the company. Who is responsible for creating a</b> …

The Power of Asking Pivotal Questions

References<p><b>1.</b> S. Krupp and P.J.H. Schoemaker, “Winning the Long Game: How Strategic Leaders Shape the Future” (New York: PublicAffairs, 2014).<p><b>2.</b> V.P. …

MIT

Aligning Corporate Learning With Strategy

Read this article free as part of a collection on leadership development. Download the Collection Free download, compliments of: Survey after survey …

Why Onboarding on the First Day Is Too Late

Many companies wait until the first day to do employee onboarding, but it turns out this is too late.

What we've learned from onboarding 300+ people in 18 months

Over the last 18 months, we’ve been very busy with hacking how to onboard our new starters in TransferWise in a way that is efficient, carries our …

The Facts You Need to Improve Digital Dexterity

Want to take your company from an ostrich to a hummingbird? You need a strong digital dexterity strategy.<p>"Digital dexterity" is not just another technology buzzword -- it's the cornerstone to a modern digital workplace. And businesses that fail to make their workplace and workforce more nimble …

Famed Actor Alan Alda on the Secrets to Better Communication

In his new book, 'If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?,' the M*A*S*H star examines the science behind why we connect, why we don't and why listening is the best sales strategy.<p>This story appears in the June 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>The fact that he’s a famous actor …

The 4 Most Important Pieces of a Fast, Successful Onboarding Strategy

Companies today must quickly make employees feel at home, while legally covering their bases. Here's the roadmap for a perfect onboarding strategy.<p>We never get a second chance to make a first impression. In a work climate in which 50% of all outside senior new hires fail within the first 18 months, …