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90 Days 90 Ways: Onboard Young Professionals to Peak Performance

In today’s business environment of slim budgets and ever-increasing demand for demonstrable results and return-on-investment, bringing recently hired team members into your organization efficiently and successfully is one of the most challenging tasks you face as a manager. Emphasizing how to incorporate younger professionals – those in the Generation Y demographic that will make up the single largest generation in the workplace by 2016 – into your existing company structure, 90 Days 90 Ways demonstrates how to achieve the goal of getting new employees oriented, integrated, and trained within the first 90 days of their employment so they can make significant contributions to your business.

90 Days 90 Ways is based on nine action-oriented strategies which explore the best practices for growing your new hires into competent, accountable members of your organization. These strategies include:

  • how to successfully design the crucial first-day experience for your new young professional
  • how to identify and communicate the most important concepts required for success in your organization
  • how to integrate your new hires into your workplace culture
  • how to develop employees who communicate effectively for maximum impact
  • how to create employees who deliver results, grow from mistakes, and are accountable
  • how to keep young professionals focused on their top priorities
  • how to teach relationship-building and service-orientation within your organization
  • how to create a possibility-centered culture, encourage autonomy, and foster work-life integration
  • how to empower peak performance in your employees, and grow the next generation of leaders.

These fundamental strategies are supported by 90 corresponding, practical tactics to help ensure the bottom-line effectiveness of your new-hire training program. Utilizing objective facts and figures; pragmatic, experience-based insights and suggestions; case examples; and hands-on exercises for you and your employees, 90 Days 90 Ways is truly a comprehensive guide to developing new talent which will contribute to your organization’s success.

Praise for 90 Days 90 Ways

“Alexia offers up a fluid, fun, and insanely useful conversation for all hiring managers, HR professionals, and trainers.” Lisa Haneberg, author of 12 business books including Coaching Up and Down the Generations

“What do I do with my Millennial new hires? Expert Alexia Vernon not only has the answer, she’ll make you glad you asked.” Alexandra Levit, author of Blind Spots: The 10 Business Myths You Can’t Afford to Believe on Your New Path to Success.

“Millennials will dominate the workplace by 2016. Are you prepared with the best way to engage them in your organization? 90 Days 90 Ways is chockfull of ideas to help you. Alexia provides dozens of tactics and examples that you can implement immediately to successfully employ, engage, and excite your new employees.” Elaine Biech, author of The Business of Consulting and editor of The ASTD Leadership Handbook

“This wise, witty, and readable book should be required reading for everyone who is in HR or has management responsibility of young professionals. It is the definitive guide to onboarding and retaining young professionals in your company.” Jille Bartolome, MCC, president of Inner Beauty Institute

“Alexia is revolutionizing how we prepare new nurses for the demands of the workplace in Nevada. In 90 Days 90 Ways, she shows she truly understands how to grow a new generation of ethical, high-impact communicators and leaders from day one.” Doug Geinzer, CEO of Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition

“Onboarding has been viewed for too long as an exercise in compliance versus an integral part of strategic planning. If you want to keep the talent you’ve worked so hard to attract, Alexia’s words should extend well beyond HR to the highest levels of management.” Emily Bennington, author of Effective Immediately: How to Fit In, Stand Out, and Move Up at Your First Real Job

“Alexia Vernon has written a brilliant roadmap for onboarding success. 90 Days 90 Ways is definitely a go to book for those looking to make the most out of their current onboarding process as well as for those looking to create one that can help anchor the knowledge, skills, and abilities of new hires.” Jason Gardner, CPLP, Owner of FlipChart This and President of ASTD Greater Las Vegas


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