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Onboarding for Business Success

By  George Bradt, Mary Vonnegut

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Skillful onboarding is essential to getting your employees off to a great start from day one, but organizations too often take a sink-or-swim approach to new staff. In this issue of TD at Work, George Bradt and Mary Vonnegut give readers a better approach by sharing what they’ve learned from their experiences onboarding senior leaders.

“Onboarding for Business Success” explains what onboarding is and why it fails so often. The authors share stories of successful and unsuccessful onboarding efforts. And they provide a step-by-step process for bringing new employees onto a team, whether they are new to the company or just new to the role.

This issue includes:

  • an explanation of when onboarding is needed
  • a 100-day plan for recruiting and orienting new employees
  • a simple recruiting brief template
  • an employee acquisition plan.


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George Bradt

George Bradt has a unique perspective on transformational leadership based on his experience as a business leader, consultant, and journalist. He progressed through sales, marketing, and general management roles around the world at companies including Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, and J.D. Power’s Power Information Network spin-off as chief executive. Now he is a principal of CEO Connection and managing director of the executive onboarding group PrimeGenesis.

George is a graduate of Harvard and Wharton (MBA), co-author of four books on onboarding, including The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan, and co-author of a weekly column on, The New Leader’s Playbook.

Mary Vonnegut
Mary Vonnegut ( is formerly the president of Gumps Catalog, senior vice president of marketing of Hanover Direct, vice president of marketing of Ross-Simons, and chief operating officer of Passport Internationale. She is co-author of Onboarding: How to Get Your New Employees Up to Speed in Half the Time.

Book Details

Pub Date: October 2017

Formats: Paperback, PDF

Product Code: 251711

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