Are You Making the Most of the First Six Months?

The Huffington Post | Oct 16, 2009

As we finally turn the corner on recession and return to growth, an aggressive war for talent is resuming in financial services. As Wall Street comes back, other industries won’t be far behind.

As recruiting commences, companies will invest significantly in identifying and attracting top talent. But they can’t stop there. The first three to six months are a crucial period in shaping the engagement of new employees, whether they are graduates who are new to the workforce or experienced hires who have left a successful career in their former organization to join yours.

Jac Fitz-Enz, a good friend and colleague to our firm, The RBL Group, and an expert in HR metrics, has repeatedly pointed out the importance of taking a deliberative approach to attracting talent. The critical links includes attraction, selection, and induction or on-boarding, and the chain is not complete without each one.

See what some companies are doing effectively with the critical links.