We have previously looked at the importance of improving the candidate experience, including the onboarding stage. But what if you’re looking to recruit a senior executive? How should the onboarding process differ?
Many organizations use the same cookie-cutter method to onboarding, regardless of the level of the role: take care of administrative arrangements and legal documentation, set up benefits, and introduce them to the team. That’s a bare-bones approach that won’t help your new senior executive learn the ropes and produce results quickly. Here are some tips for improving the onboarding experience:
Turn back the clock: Start early, by introducing your company culture and strategies during the final stages of the interview process. This will give your new executive a strong sense of who you are and how things work.
Define Success: “Outline what high performance looks like for them at this company and what their three to five deliverables are during their first year, as well as key milestones.”
Meet with Teams and Other Stakeholders: Your new executive needs to understand the issues, hopes, questions, and concerns facing team members and other stakeholders. These meetings can build trust and team dynamics, as well as a learning opportunity for all involved.
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