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Onboarding Nightmares: Not so healthy

This is the first post in a series labelled Onboarding Nightmares. We’ll recount honest & true accounts of times where someone joined an organization only to have their first pivotal weeks full of confusion, frustration, and neglect (to name a few things!). These are real stories. All names have been faked and no real company […]

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Onboarding People Operations

How to setup onboarding like a 3-tiered layer cake

Onboarding is a layer cake. You can have several layers, but without a solid bottom layer, things get dicey. The more ambitious you are, the more beautiful of a layer cake you may sculpt. Every good layer cake must have a bottom layer, let’s start there. Step 1: Bottom Layer Your first, most important, step […]

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Aboard Entrepreneurship

Aboard Story (Part 3)

This is the 3rd and final part in what we consider the Aboard ‘origins’ story. You can read Part 1 and Part 2 as the lead up to this final entry. Show me the money It’s early November 2020, and the Aboard team are about to set out on a dangerous and painful mission: fundraising. […]

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Aboard Entrepreneurship

Aboard’s 3 New Year Goals for 2021

2020 was a crazy year. I can imagine any new year goals you may have set did not include “attend 1,000 Zoom meetings”, “see how long I can wear these sweatpants for” or even “stay inside” (well, maybe some of our introvert readers had that last one in some form, you do you!). Aboard’s new […]

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Entrepreneurship

Why I spent $9,000 to get into Tech.

It’s May of 2014. I graduate with a degree I don’t care about (Automotive Marketing & Management). I have a million and one business ideas that I can’t do much about (at least that’s what I thought at the time). I am infatuated with technology (from a business perspective), but have limited knowledge of the […]

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Aboard Entrepreneurship Onboarding

Aboard Story (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of how Aboard came to be, check out Part 1 here! It’s early 2020, Lee and I have been building the idea of Aboard for about 4 to 5 months by now. We’d spoken to about a dozen HR and People leaders, as well as some entrepreneurs and other team leads. […]

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Aboard Entrepreneurship Onboarding

Aboard Story (Part 1)

The story of Aboard starts in Trinity Bellwoods Park in central (maybe central-west depending on who you ask) Toronto. One fateful Saturday, in late September 2019, Lee and I found ourselves with a notebook, some craft fizzy drink with hemp extract in it (🙄), and the intention to explore business ideas. At the time, we […]