The Ten Best On-boarding Practices - Do this!

November 21, 2017
Hosted by Jeff Smith

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We have all heard the saying, “People are our greatest asset”. If so, then why do many organizations drop the ball with regard to their on-boarding? By the time we find them, tell them, sell them on joining our organization and ramp them to productivity, we have a small fortune invested! Done well, on-boarding positively impacts culture and reduces bad turnover. Yet some think it’s acceptable to pay lip services to this crucial function. A good hire can be turned into a bad hire if proper on-boarding is practiced. And the worst of it is that this is self-inflicted! Phrases like, “we were just too busy”, or “they have x number of years of experience and should know what to do” are offered up as after the fact excuses for not understanding the importance of getting new stakeholders properly integrated with their new work family. If you have had challenges with this in the past, or are evaluation your on-boarding processes, you won’t want to miss Illuminating Leadership!

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Great leaders multiply their vision into results that far exceed the resources they start with. Through interviews and discussions, Jeff Smith explores leadership issues and illuminates action points and perspectives to help teams in any industry. Jeff talks with experts who study these issues and shares some of his own wisdom from years as an executive leader and executive coach.

The show covers issues that are impacting real teams right now. These include mindfulness in leadership, shaping the right corporate culture and other tips and tools for leaders and teams.

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Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith is a leadership multiplier. He helps leaders develop their potential and apply their talents to meet their goals. His passion for this work led him to found Voltage Leadership Consulting in 2011, where he and his partners have guided thousands of individuals and teams to excellence.

Like many of the executives he coaches, Jeff balances his work, family time with his wife and four children, and training for marathons. He uses a collaborative approach with his clients to help them pinpoint their vision for their professional and personal lives and make it reality.

Jeff draws on more than twenty-five years of experience as an executive in human resources and operations with both profit and nonprofit organizations. His expertise includes organizational development, organizational change, succession planning, executive coaching, team-building, leadership development, and recruiting.

Jeff graduated cum laude with a BBA from James Madison University in management and history. He also holds a MA from George Washington University in Human Resource Development. Additionally, Jeff graduated from Georgetown University with an Executive Coaching and Leadership Certificate and became a Fellow of the Advisory Board in 2006. He earned his Professional Coach Certification through the International Coaching Federation.

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