• ” It has taken my boss 5 days to meet me. If this is the treatment I get when I am new what will happen after a few months?”
  • ” In the absence of any structured program, I just went ahead and did what I would have done in my last organisation. Now I am told all that I did was wrong!”
  • ” The person chosen to guide me turned out to be the most frustrated guy I have met. He was more concerned about telling me his hard luck stories than help me understand the job”

Comments like these are fairly typical when the crucial process of onboarding is not managed the way it should be.

David Lee wrote about the 4 Deadliest Onboarding Mistakes. It reinforces that the best of processes done without competence does more harm than good.