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    Cookies, Staplers, and Intentional Design: On-boarding Done Right (Part 3 of 3)

    Posted by Steve Black on Sep 26, 2019 8:37:37 AM

    On-boarding CANNOT end on day One. There are too many opportunities for a new hire to stumble and ultimately lose their Day One excitement. HR MUST take the lead in ensuring a new hire’s transition is successful and that obstacles are removed. 

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, 2019

    Cookies, Staplers, and Intentional Design: On-boarding Done Right (Part 2 of 3)

    Posted by Steve Black on Sep 25, 2019 8:16:28 AM

    In my previous article, I shared the importance of a high-quality on-boarding program. When a company risks 20% turnover within the first 90 days of employment, successful on-boarding is not just a nicety; it is a necessity!

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, 2019

    Cookies, Staplers, and Intentional Design: On-boarding Done Right (Part 1 of 3)

    Posted by Steve Black on Sep 24, 2019 8:37:18 AM

    20%. The percentage of employees who resign within their first 90 days of employment (G&A Partners, "The First 90 Days Are 'Make or Break'").

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, 2019

    Micro-Interactions: Small Actions With Huge Results

    Posted by Steve Black on Jul 15, 2019 10:45:09 AM

    A casual glance at a cell phone while talking with a co-worker. Saying hello to a passer-by while walking to the copy machine. Interrupting someone just to say what is on your mind. Stopping to greet the front desk receptionist. 

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, 2019, Micro-Interactions

    Lattice Work: Building Structures That Support Strong Cultures

    Posted by Steve Black on Jun 18, 2019 9:51:35 AM

    In my front yard, a beautiful flowering vine grows. Each spring, it peaks out of the ground and within weeks, it covers a section of a flowerbed. Unfortunately, without proper direction and intentional scaffolding, it overshadows other plants, which experience stunted growth and premature death. The laws of gravity do not have mercy on the covered plants as the unattended vine continues its horizontal crawl. Unintentional damage and destruction take place not because the vine intends to do so. Rather, it is a by-product of growth and a lack of care by the gardener (me).

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, 2019

    Trust... the Ultimate Competitive Advantage

    Posted by Steve Black on Mar 29, 2019 9:56:25 AM

    I do not fully trust my children. Now, before you recoil in outrage, hear me out. There are somethings where they have or will gain my trust, but there are some areas of life where I do not trust them and for good reason.

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    Topics: Takeaways, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, 2019, Trust

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