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How to onboard a new hire

These days, we both use a 30/60/90-day framework for onboarding new hires — a document that describes where we want a new hire to be by the end of each month, and what we think it will take to get them there.

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Can Mandatory Fun be fun?

Our biggest advice to managers: you don’t have to host Mandatory Fun. That said, we both really like having fun at work. These are the five questions we ask ourselves when we’re evaluating things that are supposed to be fun.

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Should I quit?

’m a director for a super small company that has some super big accounts, and it’s still run like a small mom-and-pop company. As in: no processes, few resources to help me do my job easier, too many cooks in the kitchen, no accountability, no alignment across the org.

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How long will it take?

The ability to perceive time — in other words: know how long something takes — is one of those very basic Boss Skills that you’re just supposed to “know how to do.” The same way you’re supposed to just “know how to budget for retirement.” Folks, this is a learned skill.

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