First 90 days critical for new execs

Strategic approach to onboarding gets them up and running
By Carmen Duffy
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/09/2013

While it’s important to get every hire right, it’s absolutely critical when it comes to executives. Even the best candidate can fail if the onboarding isn’t done right.

While executive hires bring more experience, they also have steeper learning curves. When hired from the outside, they are expected to become strategic contributors right away, yet they are challenged with their new role and understanding the overall strategy and culture of the organization.