A New Kind of Onboarding for a New Kind of People Team
Sydney Goodfellow is the Marketing Manager at Hazel, a Greenhouse partner company that makes modern HRIS, time off, and employee engagement software for culture-centric companies. Hazel recently published an ebook called The Practical Guide to Scaling Company Culture, which you can read and download at hazelhq.com/blog.
One of my first jobs was working at a marina. My coworkers and I were responsible for cleaning up the boathouse to get it ready for members and students. It was a gruellng kind of orientation. We spent weeks cleaning, building, lifting, and fixing for long hours every day. What’s more, it poured rain almost the entire time. We donned foul-weather gear, ran inside when it thundered, and dried our hats on the heaters during lunch.
And yet this experience was not only outrageously fun, it bonded our team in many remarkable ways. Conversation came easily as we shared in those early experiences, which set the tone for the rest of the summer. Even though we only worked together for three months, the six of us remain close friends to this day, years later.
For most of us, great people and a shared purpose are consistent characteristics of all of our favorite, most memorable jobs—not just as teenagers but as we move into the corporate world, too. So why do we seem to forget this, instead focusing on things like pay, perks, location, etc. (also important factors, to be sure, but best when balanced with people and purpose)?
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