Overture Institute

Starting Line

Why You Should Always Follow Up with Your New Employees

When you have the right new hire you want to ensure that their employment is a marathon rather than a sprint. In marathons, as with new hires, the start line is exciting and the crowds will be there to cheer you on, but it is the aid stations or check points along the way that [...] READ MORE

Onboarding Done Right

Onboarding Done Right: Questions to Ask 90 Days After Hire

A smooth and focused onboarding process is crucial for the long-term success of new hires at your company. In fact, a 2009 study by the Aberdeen Group of senior executives found that 86 percent of respondents felt that a new hire’s decision to stay with a company long-term is made within the first six months of employment. Communicating [...] READ MORE

New Hire

5 Ways to Prepare for an Employee’s First Day

You’ve worked hard spending the time to find the perfect candidate for your open position. Now their official starting date is coming up fast and they are fully prepared for it. A first impression is a lasting one, but not every company has dedicated human resources personnel. It can be easy especially in small businesses [...] READ MORE

Where's the Love? Revist Your Onboarding Plan in 2017

Where’s the Love? Revisit Your Onboarding Plan in 2017

Every new year creates a new opportunity to better your strategic onboarding plan. Onboarding is important. Research shows that organizations with a standard onboarding process experience 54% greater new hire productivity, along with 50% greater new hire retention. After doing some research, there might be a few minor updates to your current one or it [...] READ MORE

How to Use Gamification in Your Onboarding Strategy

How to Use Gamification in Your Onboarding Strategy

Gamification (game-ification) is just like it sounds. It is all about turning something into a game, but not just any game. Played right, introducing ‘game-like’ activities and recognition can be a winning strategy in the first stages of an onboarding plan for your new employees. Most game-based training includes scenarios and challenges that grab the [...] READ MORE

Onboarding Importance

First Impressions Matter: The Importance of Onboarding

“You will never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This immortal quote from actor Will Rogers is true on any stage, and is especially true in the workplace setting. The first day on the job and orientation processes are critical for companies to make new employees feel welcome. Most companies have well [...] READ MORE

3 Tips for Effectively Attracting and Recruiting Millennials

On-boarding Millennial talent has been on many companies’ radars lately. Larger companies such as Deloitte, Toyota, and IBM are spending record-breaking amounts of money on recruiting Generation Y. Smaller companies are also in search for a young and professional workforce to carry out the future of the company’s success. So why is it important for [...] READ MORE

90 Day Onboarding: Filling the Gap Between Job Openings and Employment

In a recent publication by Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a significant amount of job openings in the United States compared to rate of employment from August 2015. Over 1 million of those job openings, 19.8 percent of the total, were in professional and business services. These professional and business services include accounting, technical, [...] READ MORE

On-Boarding New Hire Success

The First Day: Ensuring New Hire Success

First impressions work both ways.  From an employee’s perspective, it is important to meet the team that he or she will be a part of, impress the managers, and understand in entirety the job role. But too often, managers forget that they are also making an impression on a new hire. If your new hire’s [...] READ MORE


On-­Boarding: The First Year

On-boarding is a crucial process. A successful on-boarding program helps make new employees feel welcome, accelerates a new employee’s contribution and productivity, reduces the risk of turnover and improves customer/client satisfaction. However, many organizations don’t have a comprehensive on-boarding program. READ MORE