Executive Success & Onboarding
Studies show the initial weeks and months of a new hires tenure are critical. Getting it right can dramatically accelerate the transformation of a new recruit into a fully functioning business leader. Getting it wrong can be very costly as research shows that the average cost of a failed executive hire is $2.7 million USD (Forbes 5/2008).
Minimize the ramp-up time to deliver results sooner, ensure culture fit within the organization to mitigate risk of poor fit, and protect your investment by minimizing the risk of premature departure. Download a copy to strengthen the core of your organization.
“We chose Brookestone for onboarding our key new hires as we expanded our operations. They solidified our investment by ensuring the success of our new people. I like working with Scott and his team, because they listen not only to what we say but what we feel we need to be successful.” – Michele M, HR Manager, Steel Mfg. Co.
“Understanding our talent needs today and tomorrow is huge for us and Brookestone Associates delivers by adding value to their placements in onboarding our level two and level three directors and managers. Our return on our investment is significant.” – Lori N, SVP, Human Resources, Automotive Mfg. Exec.
Onboarding Strengthens The Core
Three key reasons why onboarding is the most critical component of hiring new and promoting employees:
- Minimize the ramp-up time to deliver results sooner,
- Ensure culture fit within the organization to mitigate risk of poor fit,
- Protect your investment by minimizing the risk of premature departure
Our proprietary onboarding services grew organically and enhance our Executive Search process helping top organizations assimilate new executives in a more structured and effective way. We reduce the time it takes for him or her to start making a meaningful impact, deliver results and maximize their personal engagement with the organization and the brand. Brookestone Associates and JScott Partners’ evidence-based expertise support and add guidance to the new Executive creating a personalized onboarding plan specifically tailored to the individual’s and the organization’s needs.
Most organization’s internal process do not put meat-on-the-bone when it comes to achieving the following:
- Identify executives’ strengths and optimizes key competencies for success
- Provide role clarity by communicating simply and powerfully vertically and horizontally within the organization
- Accelerate integration with organizational culture, strategy, and leadership team leveraging our Leaders Dashboard
- Maps key relationships providing a blueprint for influence with impact
- Delivers critically timed feedback from key stakeholders
We offer personalized assistance to departing senior-level executives, directors and managers. From Executive Outplacement and C-Suite Services to On-site Termination Assistance, we are the critical component of your culture and change management’s strategy that builds each client’s self-awareness and confidence with a clear, personalized Executive Branding plan to improve overall performance for their careers and peace of mind while preserving your brand. We’ll send you our Outplacement Services guide to you FREE!
“We were one of Brookestone’s first outplacement clients and we were extremely pleased with the professionalism, attention to detail and care for our rank-and-file as well as our executives who were released. They performed impressively, taking into account the impact on each individual person and their families.” – Karen H., Sanderson-Harold Corporation
“In our long history, we’ve never had to conduct a layoff and it hurt us terribly to have to right-size our company. Scott and the team at Brookestone Associates could not have been more caring and compassionate with not only our people, but the pain we felt in making this change.” – P. Wallace, HR Manager, Mid Market Mfg. and Distribution
Our approach is highly proactive and responsive providing intensive, personalized coaching, and support individually or in groups, treating each affected employee with the utmost respect and compassion while delivering processes that positively impact their career goals while preserving your brand. Our services include:
Restructuring & Downsizing Consulting – Significant change requires complete and comprehensive outplacement services covering company support before any layoff and employee support once notification has occurred. These services are the expected due diligence and our streamlined programs ensure maximum effectiveness throughout the outplacement process preserving your culture.
Layoff Planning & Management – We work closely with your HR team in planning the layoff including determining program and service needs, implementation planning, logistics, defining special reporting requirements, and training managers on the event asking the critical questions about outcome and process delivering cost-effective solutions.
Communications Strategy Support – We work together in planning your internal and external communication when you are conducting a layoff. We are able to inform and to educate your employees about what to do and what not to do following such notification.
Notification Training and Day of Notification Support –We provide training to your management team when they are faced with conducting a layoff working with them to ensure the termination meetings are conducted professionally in a manner that maintains the departing employee’s dignity and minimizes the possibility of legal action against the company.
On-site Termination Assistance – A critical component of your company’s change management strategy – we are present on the day of termination to assist in the process. It is our expectation to help the terminated employee cope with his or her emotions and not burn any bridges.
“I’m currently entering the last week of a 7 week Elegant Leader program with Scott and I must say that I’ve taken many leadership courses over the years and this is the first one that I’m truly sad is ending. Scott is, well, elegant. He’s also humble, down to earth and speaks in a language that means something to me, both professionally and personally.
Through his leadership I’ve learned so much about myself and things I was doing that were holding me back. After attending this course, I feel much calmer and secure about my role, my successes and my shortcomings. Thank you Scott for sharing your gift and for anyone on a journey of self-fulfillment and/or improvement, I don’t think you can go wrong here.” – Anita K, Lead System AnalystPlease follow and like us:
“I have the sincere and honest desire; the courage, the willingness and ability to commit to change and eliminate unproductive behaviors. This is no easy journey. It is not for the faint at heart. and it doesn’t happen overnight.” – C. Kemmerer, President – The Buckner GroupPlease follow and like us:
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The importance of self-introspection on how to improve my behaviors to help others was the biggest impact so far. Since completing all of the modules, my group has realized a 12% increase in throughput and a scrap reduction by 28%. I’ve been able to apply real solutions that are giving me sustainable results. The Academy should be required for everyone in leadership!Please follow and like us:
Thank you for your valuable insights during our keynote. Results and relationships are two vital areas we all should be working towards successfully. I especially enjoyed and learned more about how to truly connect with people – your remarks were very helpful.Please follow and like us:
Great information for me to use that strengthens what I’ve been applying in my career – good ammunition for me to use every day. Please come back and speak to our company again.Please follow and like us:
“You have a strong conviction and heart for God. You love people; you honor your family. You are highly gifted and intelligent, compassionate, and goofy, You are honest, courageous, self-sacrificing, over-the-top patient and do not hesitate to admit when you are wrong. You seek to grow in Him and encourage others to grow as well.” – Non-profit PresidentPlease follow and like us:
Scott is a remarkable coach, advisor and person. He embodies everything that you would want in a coach/advisor for yourself, your leadership team, and your managers. He stands for nothing short of the highest levels of excellence and performance, which he has demonstrated in his own life and career. Whether it is his track record as a leader in business or the ways he contributes to his community, Scott has the substance and the internal grounding to keep you motivated and inspired while also developing creative new ways to solve your most pressing challenges. The way he shows up in life equals the substance he has with many best-practice toolkits and methodologies.
His range is amazing, from helping leaders become even better to helping teams perform better and helping you shape the culture of your organization in ways that directly correlate to results. I work with many coaches and put Scott in the top of the top because of who he is and his ability to get remarkable, measurable results. I can’t recommend him highly enough.Please follow and like us:
“A great leader encompasses compassion and courage of your job and your employees. If I’m going to lead them, then I must learn to learn to lead by correcting what’s not working and employ what does work under stress. His comment, ‘we all revert to the level of behaviors we’ve mastered under stress,’ really resonated with me. I think I’m a good leader when things are going well. What I’ve learned is when multiple priorities, deadlines and issues above and below me mount, then I do revert back to less than elegant leadership. The Academy gives me the skills I need to be my best!”Please follow and like us:
“Let me start with the Leaders Dashboard – the low-tech approach is giving me high-tech and high-touch results! I’m able to visually reinforce what I must stop, start, maintain and elevate as a leader during times of pressure and stress. Having the courage to stay focused on the principles Scott delivers has proven invaluable already. The Academy gives me a logical sequence to build my leadership from where it is to where is must go. My 4 Group Leaders have all improved throughput 105% to the point we’ve expanded capacity 13%. If you want to improve your environment and your leaders, then you’ve got to get the High-Performance Academy for your team and company.”Please follow and like us:
“Being able to gain knowledge and the sharing of ideas and approaches with my peers and other leaders in our organization in a safe environment was valuable to me. Since completing the Academy, we’ve reduced our FTE turnover from 90% to 38% and our engagement numbers went from 12% favorable to 54% favorable over the 12 months Scott’s been engaged with us. I highly recommend the Academy to anyone charged with shaping their organization.”Please follow and like us:
“Scott’s ability to relate and to speak specifically to how our business operates and how to adapt his style to our people in the Academy has been nothing short of amazing. He and his team did their homework to truly understand how we operate daily. The Academy gave me and my team great insights into how we can make changes that impact our performance and our lives. Our operations metric improvements are nothing short of amazing – FPY went from 94% to 99.8%, employee morale went from abysmal and worried about union incursions to over 54% engaged to now 73% engaged, turnover has dramatically reduced, and we went from losing $1M monthly for 9 months to now a $1.4M surplus. I can’t say enough about how on target this message has been for all of us.”Please follow and like us: