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Aboard Onboarding

3 fun onboarding games that impress new hires

Onboarding new team members has never been harder. New employees are joining from all over (the globe) and struggling to feel comfortable and productive in their new roles. While there are some fundamentals to cover before thinking about something like games, adding them to your onboarding plan can greatly spice up the experience for everyone […]

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Nightmares Onboarding People Operations

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 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 […]