Re-thinking the thinking behind Corporate Inductions, Hong Kong, April 2011.
For the most part, Corporate Inductions and Onboarding suck, particularly in Asia. Do you know the percentage of new starters who get a welcome card and lunch on their first day, versus people who get a leaving card and farewell lunch on their last day? 99 per cent the latter, and only 1 per cent get the former. Shocking isn’t it. We make people feel better about leaving the company than we do when they arrive on their first day, with a certain vulnerability yet full of excitement, energy, and new ideas.