07.14.11 On-boarding a New Employee

mentor-photoFinding good, career-minded employees is a big challenge.  And you spend a lot of time, effort and resources making sure you select the best person for the job.  Then they arrive for their first day.  In whose hands do you put their first 90 days of development?

Fast Company stresses using a Core employee, one of the people on your team who is doing the best job.  I’m happy to report that many of my clients do an outstanding job of this, realizing the value in molding a new employee through the live-by-example scenario of surrouding him or her with the best in the company.  It’s another way of instilling the DNA throughout the company.

Here is the article and I have posted my comments on the Fast Company site as well.  Let me know what YOU think.