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Dimitris Kalogeropoylos
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An effective onboarding program begins at pre-board—with the first impressions companies make. Some things that I still remember are the personal touches: like the potted flower in my hotel room and the basket of fresh baked goods sitting on the credenza.

Interviewing is as much about a candidate deciding whether they want a company as it is a company making their final choice. Small considerations that demonstrate concern may outweigh the more unsavory aspects of work—like location or commute time. A culture of people centeredness and continual outreach can override perceived inconvenience. The following may help candidates decide whether your company is a fit, and retain them once they start work. Turn the page…

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People with a lack of restraint behave poorly. The Time magazine special issue entitled “The Science of Good & Evil” describes psychopaths, narcissists, and narcissistic psychopaths who embody the trait of evil; people who regularly engage in manipulation, profiteering, and unmitigated self-concern. Would these same individuals (and those who display similar traits on a more sporadic basis) be less inclined to misbehave if their paycheck was impacted? If the rules, guidelines, and standards of conduct were communicated (and enforced) so that expected norms were indisputable? The Tennessee Model Abusive Conduct Prevention Policy provides guidelines for civil behavior, and a definition of evil conduct: Turn the page…

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