As part of a journey to strengthen our culture of inclusion, we began writing quarterly articles designed to stimulate conversation about relevant and sometimes challenging topics. The idea is that healthy and open dialogue is an essential prerequisite to breaking down the barriers to inclusion.
In my latest article, I look at the topic of onboarding experienced talent and easing their transition to the organization – and specifically, what we need to do better to ensure new hires feel included from their earliest days with the organization.
As a rapidly growing consultancy, we are continuously seeking, evaluating, hiring, and integrating talent. It is critical that we reduce any barriers to collaboration for our new experienced hires, enable collaboration with partners across the firm, and listen to the wisdom they’ve accumulated throughout their career.
We know it takes a while for people to feel comfortable in a new role and to hit their stride. We also believe there are things we can do to better facilitate a smoother integration. This article outlines four tactics that can be standardized across an organization to help new hires feel included. I’m joined this quarter by Nancy Tseng, who joined West Monroe as a director in our M&A practice and shares her own perspective on successful onboarding for more senior hires.
As always, I welcome your questions and input on this topic in the comments below or via email.