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Why Half of New Executives Lose Their Grip

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By: Debra Hughes

Companies put great effort into recruiting top executives, feeling that it is a key to success. But too often they blow it after signing up the person. They leave it to the newcomer to figure out how to integrate themselves into the unfamiliar organization, rather than helping with that critical process. The result can be another executive search in two years’ time, as the failed new leader waits for the minimum time before he can leave without damaging his résumé.

In this article from The Globe & Mail, Dr. Debra Hughes, a partner with the Toronto office of RHR International, outlines how the best firms ensure successful integration by creating an onboarding partnership consisting of the executive, the boss, and the HR department.

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