How Much is a Great Employee Onboarding Program Worth to You?

What’s it worth to your organization to have well-trained, productive employees who love their jobs, stay in them longer and are more likely to mentor future employees?

The answer is: a lot!

The onboarding process guides new hires from Day 1 to job productivity. The process encompasses learning the knowledge, skills and behaviors (KSB) required for the role and putting them into action.

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How Microsoft is Transforming Its Culture


How do you retool a 40-year corporate culture while honoring the past? How do you engage 110,000 employees across 100 countries to embrace that evolution? At the i4cp 2017 Conference: Next Practices Now (March 20 – 23), Microsoft CHRO Kathleen Hogan will discuss how Microsoft is transforming its culture to optimize for a knowledge-based economy–and preparing for the digital shift of the 4th industrial revolution.

“We certainly don’t have it all figured out—we continue to learn every day. There are, however, some steps that I would highlight from our journey at Microsoft.”

                                         Microsoft CHRO Kathleen Hogan with Erik Samdahl for – February 15, 2017



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Can We Move the Needle on Employee Engagement?

Employee Engagement in U.S. Stagnant in 2015 | Gallup

Although steady, U.S. employee engagement levels remained low in 2015. An average of 32% of workers were engaged in their jobs this past year, compared with 31.5% in 2014. Employee engagement levels largely have not moved since 2000.

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Complacency: The Difference Between Management and Leadership

One of the most damaging things a much-needed organizational transformation effort faces is complacency. Complacency is rampant in many of today’s organizations mainly due to over-managed and under-led cultures. That’s why it is important to note that there is a distinct difference between leadership and management, especially in the context of companies facing adaptive challenges.

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Recognition. Freedom. Purpose. The Foundation of Great Company Culture

I’ve been guiding my business through a growth spurt lately…It’s an exciting time, for sure.

Key to this next chapter are the people who’ve chosen to come along for the journey; people who I hope will share our sense of purpose and belonging, and who will ultimately help us succeed in leveraging travel as a force for global good. So, I’ve been thinking a lot about company culture these last few weeks, and the secret sauce that goes in to binding and building an engaged, passionate team.

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