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OPM Establishes New Model for Executive Onboarding By Stephanie Castellano

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Mon Apr 30 2012

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Featured Article: The Office of Personnel Management is setting new standards for executive training in the public sector

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By Stephanie Castellano

Many new executives fail to make it to the end of their first year in a new job. Stephanie Castellano outlines the Office of Personnel Management’s solution to high rates of executive turnover, which involves the implementation of an executive onboarding program.  

Excerpt Taken Directly from the Office of Personnel Management is setting new standards for executive training in the public sector

“Many problems with new senior managers falling short of expectations stem from an assumption that the new boss can simply figure things out on her own. "Management should provide explicit encouragement for new executives to take time to learn, build relationships, and set the stage for performance," says Stephen Shih, deputy associate director for OPM. "Since the onboarding process begins well before the executives first day of employment, management should set this expectation early." “

“Because the success or failure of a new executive hire tends to have a ripple effect throughout an organization, Shih strongly urges learning professionals to secure support first: "The onboarding program design should make it clear that onboarding effectiveness depends on commitment and buy-in from the top of the organization."”

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Link: http://sitecore.astd.org/Publications/Magazines/TD/TD-Archive/2012/02/OPM-Establishes-New-Model-for-Executive-Onboarding.aspx

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