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Issue: 8
June 2014

The summer has started and Fourth of July is next week! What are your plans? 

In this month's issue of The Power of Talent, we take a look at the delicate process of executive onboarding and the proper steps that must be taken in order for a new leader to be successful. You might be surprised at some of the facts! 

We are excited to announce we have a new website! Take a look around our user-friendly interface and check out our full suite of services. 

Also, don't miss this summer's upcoming events, including the HRStar Conference! More details about it are below. 

Here at Torchiana, we believe that your people are your most valuable asset. That's why our staff of professionals has expertise in all facets of leadership development, executive coaching, career management and career transition/outplacement services to help your company grow.
Please contact us if you'd like to discuss how Torchiana can assist you or if you have questions about our new Career Development and Transition Programs. 

All the best,

Kristi Rocha & Lynne Saiz


Executive Onboarding: Positioning New Leaders for Success 

Did you know that 40% of new leaders fail within the first 18 months? 


At a turnover cost rate of three times that of a new leader's annual salary, this common trend is a budget nightmare, not to mention an unstable environment to build a new team and move a company forward. When leaders fail, employee productivity is lost and new ideas, structure and strategic intentions lose momentum in an ever-changing cycle of mistrust and unreliability. 


So why is this still happening? 


Too often, a proper process of onboarding a new leader is traded in for an ambitious attitude to hit the ground running. This ambition sets off several land mines for the team, including a lack of organization and comprehension, an unclear role, lackluster relationships and the inability to made adjustments where necessary. 


Prevention of this chaotic collision between a new leader and their team is necessary and includes important actions: 

  • Stakeholders must agree on the new leader's role and how success will be defined. 
  • The leader must possess clear knowledge of and be able to assimilate within the culture of the organization.  
  • The new leader must have a concise plan. 
  • The new leader must be able to request and act on continuous feedback regarding their behavior and leadership tactics. 


To ensure the successful executive onboarding of new leaders by using an onboarding coach, continue reading here...


Please check out our recent webinar, "Ex-celerating Success - The Power of Executive Onboarding," at 

What's New at Torchiana: We Have a New Website!

Torchiana is pleased to reveal our new website, designed with user-friendly navigation and updated content focused on programs and services designed to empower your employees' future. 


We encourage you to explore the site so we can introduce you to our full suite of leadership development and career management programs. Our new website enables clients and candidates to find answers more quickly. You will have easy access to program offerings, locations, bios, candidate videos, blogs, newsletters, etc. We hope you will enjoy browsing our new site and find it not only informative, but representative of our passion for the work. 


Visit our new website here. 


Please contact us for more details.   


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Upcoming Events

HRStar Conference
July 16, 2014 9:00am-4:30pm
South San Francisco Conference Center 

HR Strategy Forum
2014 20th Anniversary Conference: The future of HR
Conference - Celebrating HRSF's 20th Anniversary!
October 14, 2014 8:00am-4:00pm
Westin Hotel LAX 

GrowBOLD Speaker Event
Bruce Cozaad, CEO and Heather McGaughey, VP/HR from Jazz Pharmaceuticals
July 22, 2014 4:00pm-6:30 pm
Jazz Pharmaceuticals

3210 Porter Drive, Palo Alto 


About Torchiana Mastrov & Sapiro

Established in 1980, Torchiana is the Bay Area's most experienced independent career management firm. Our staff of professionals have expertise in all facets of leadership development, executive coaching, career management and career transition/outplacement services. WE have established strategic alliances with select organizations to fulfill additional human capital and business needs.

We firmly believe that your people are your most valuable asset. Our offices in San Francisco, San Ramon and Santa Clara provide service to more than 300 companies and we deliver our services worldwide through Career Partners International (CPI).