ClearRock Connector - Winter Newsletter


In This Issue:



Q. I have a new opening in my 
company, is it better to promote internally, or see an external candidate? 
A. Numerous studies show that internal promotions have a lower failure rate than external hires. Additionally, a culture of advancement encourages team members to work harder, which boosts productivity, fosters innovation, cultivates loyalty and keeps employees focused on business goals. Promoting from within is a great way to strengthen your company, but the day may come when you outgrow your current pool of talent or may not have the internal skill set needed to move forward. In these cases, hiring from within may not be possible, and it's far better to hire externally than promote someone who isn't qualified. For most companies, the best solution is to strike a balance between internal promotions and strategic outside hires. It's important that companies develop a repeatable model that is proven effective, and realize that it will likely need to be adaptable as the needs of a business change. Onboarding programs need to offer a solution for a business challenge. It can't be perceived as 'academic' or 'theoretical' because if it is, it has a high potential of failing.
TheImportaneofMentoringThe Importance of Mentoring


ClearRock's Ellie Eckhoff leads Marketing for the Mentoring Program, Boston Chapter of The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) and wrote a helpful article on the work that the team is doing.

".... conversations with mentoring groups resulted in tactical plans and concrete 
ideas for delivering on goals 
and navigating change."

practicalways5 Practical Ways to Protect Your Investment
Ramping up new leaders quickly is the best way to ensure early wins and the likelihood of success. Onboarding starts before they walk in the door. Human Resource leaders, managers and mentors play a key role in helping new employees accelerate and enrich their time to productivity and transition smoothly in their new roles and your culture.


Laura Poisson of ClearRock quoted in article "How to Catalog Your Accomplishments From This Year."

"The best accomplishments to highlight in your catalog are those that demonstrate your core skills and those achievements that were most meaningful to you."

ClearRockInTheCommunityClearRock in the Community
Laura presents at ISPE's Career Workshop.

Laura Poisson, President of ClearRock, presented at ISPE's (International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering) Student Career Workshop recently at Northeastern University.

Laura, along with a group of industry experts, presented on Networking Strategies. This is her third time presenting at an ISPE event. 
The event helps future college graduates hone their job search / career skills.

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