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EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: Transformational Vs. Transactional Human Resources

16 June, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Traditional human resource departments – those that are transactional in their approach – are like the once popular MD 80 airplane – inefficient and out of step with the times. What was once the transformational darling of airlines chasing efficiency in the 1980s – one less engine and one less crew member in the cockpit […] Read more»

Four Recommendations for Integrating Recruiting and Onboarding

20 July, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
In our last post titled Companies Must Disclose, Not Withhold, we discussed the importance of starting the onboarding process early—during the recruiting and hiring stages—and of being honest and upfront with potential candidates. Here are four recommendations for integrating the recruiting and onboarding functions: Insist on a comprehensive position description.  Not that dull and generic document that refle Read more»

Companies Must Disclose, Not Withhold

18 July, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
A great onboarding program cannot be optimally effective if new employees—executives, department managers, supervisors and line employees—don’t fully understand and support the organization’s mission, values, corporate cultural and performance expectations prior to employment. Waiting to educate people until after they have signed in for the first day of work is the kind of costly human […] Read more»