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The Organizational Network Fieldbook: Best Practices, Techniques, and Exercises to Drive Organizational Innovation and Performance by Yaarit Silverstone, Robert J. Thomas, Sally Colella, Jean Singer, Rob Cross

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Chapter 25. A NETWORK APPROACH TO ONBOARDING

Michel Buffet, Gregory A. Janicik, Maria Gallegos, Giulio Quaggiotto, and Lauren Ashwell

Many of us have experienced the roller coaster of joining a new organization— from the excitement of fresh opportunities to the frustration of not knowing how to accomplish simple tasks. These challenges affect not only individuals but also organizations. The U.S. Labor Department reports that more than 25 percent of all U.S. workers have been in their companies less than one year. Getting new hires up to speed quickly has obvious benefits for both employers and employees in terms of productivity and job satisfaction. Mellon Corporation research recently revealed that the time for new hires to reach full productivity ...

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