Best 23 Quotes & Tweets on Employee onboarding

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1

Everybody wants to hire the best. Nobody wants to pay them the best.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

Everybody wants to hire the best. Very few actually pay them like they’re the best.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

Whether you’re starting a company or a cult, recruit for conviction, not curiosity.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

Companies should onboard employees with an internal podcast. It would focus on: - Company history - How decisions are made - Industry 101 - How the company makes money - Long-term goals and company vision Fast, efficient, and fun for everybody.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

5

If you think it’s expensive to hire a talented employee, wait till you hire an untalented one.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

6

The question “why do you want this job?” is also a sales tactic. The candidate will be forced to articulate good reasons out of politeness - and the desire for internal consistency will make them believe these reasons.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

7

More people should have personal podcasts. 20 episodes, 5 minutes each. Each one is about a specific aspect of your worldview. No ads. No fluff. Then, send the podcast to job recruiters or friends who want to learn about you.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

8

Company culture isn't defined by writing them up in a document & then onboarding new employees by preaching the gospel. It's defined by every decision you make & the bar you uphold while you operate. Being explicit merely clarifies them.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

9

Pedigree is for dogs, not job applicants. Being impressed by, or even worse, requiring, a certain school or program is for suckers.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

10

Employees don’t know how valuable they are. Recruiting is hard. It’s expensive and time consuming. When a company finds a good employee, they’ll fight to keep them. Ask for the raise.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

11

Companies describing workers getting a better offer as "poaching" reveal exactly what they think: Employees are animals. THEIR animals.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

12

One lesson after doing 200+ interviews over the past year: The quality of the interview is directly related to how much the interviewer prepares for it. You might think “his talking points will be the same either way”, but being prepared changes the entire conversation.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

13

There's never been a better or more prosperous time in tech to allow employees the freedom to follow their conscience. You absolutely do not have to work for the surveillance state, programming censorship apparatus, or writing defensive press releases to find employment.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

14

Effective employee on boarding isn’t about swag, stickers, & company value pamphlets on their desk the 1st day. Sure, it makes them feel like you got your shit together. But, how you help them understand their goals & how co values are interwoven in operating are more important.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

15

Corporations have long done background checks on prospective employees. It's time for customers to do background checks on corporations.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

16

Too many people focus on how good they are (or aren't) instead of how fast they are improving. I'd much rather hire someone who is growing exponentially than someone who has plateaued. The latter might be a great employee for a long time, the former will replace me.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

17

On startups.... Many billion dollar businesses follow the same four-step formula: 1. Find an industry with a low NPS score. 2. Raise money. 3. Vertically integrate. 4. Recruit the best people. Extra points for under-valued talent.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

18

Rapid onboarding of new talent is a competitive advantage for startups.

Sarah Guo

Sarah Guo

@saranormous

19

I wonder if early employees know how grateful their newfound company is to them for joining. Every single hire was an incredible victory for us. But we were almost scared to tell them that because we thought maybe if they knew, they'd leave.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

20

One way companies gain leverage over people is through standardization, which makes it easy to substitute one person for another.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

21

How an organization exits team members tells you more than how they hire.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

22

Remote work unlocks a giant pool of talent. You can't find all those people with traditional recruiting tactics, so there is a big opportunity to find new ways to use the Internet to identify up-and-coming talent.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

23

The more open we are as a company, the shorter new employee onboarding is. It also gets cheaper, because many SaaS products charge per user.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl