Saturday, July 18, 2009

Onboarding vs. Orientation?

Onboarding vs Orientation??

That is the question. With so many buzz words floating into the HR space, I wonder how many of them will stick.

One that will get my vote is Onboarding, which is defined as the process of acquiring, accommodating, assimilating and accelerating new team members who comes from either inside or outside of the organization. Some might think that this could be a one day course of action, when in reality it should be an ongoing process. When done right, it can improve talent retention, drive productivity and build a shared culture. More importantly it drives long-term organizational success.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Can HR learn about talent management from the NFL

What can HR learn from the NFL Draft?
While watching TV the other day, I was fixated on a program on the NFL network. The program which is called “NFL Combine” is a program that is based on bringing together prospective NFL players that consist of college students who have declared their intentions to turn pro. What I found so interesting from this was the intensive amount of drills that each athlete was put through. But more importantly, the amount of homework that each team had done in preperation for this “recruiting event” Every metric possible was measured: