Welcome? 3 (More) Challenges For the FNG

John Whitaker employee experience, John Whitaker, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Personal Brand, Social Media and Talent

Back in June, I wrote a post describing some of the initial pain points of re-entering the corporate world after years in a role as a consultant. Much of the challenge is acclimating to the new physical environment – dress codes, standard work hours, staff meetings and the like. All of the brick & mortar adaptations that initially shock our …

Back Into The Frying Pan

John Whitaker Career Paths, Change, Communication, Culture, John Whitaker

For the last handful of years, I’ve been a free-range chicken, roaming from roost to roost spreading good cheer and occasional wisdom. The life of a consultant is one that doesn’t suit everyone, but for me it felt like a worn-in Birkenstock. Unfortunately, it’s a lifestyle that didn’t have the resiliency of a worn-in Birkenstock. Daddy needs new shoes. Yes, …

5 Tools To Measure 5 Differences: Big Company Versus StartUp

Guest: Ben Martinez HR, Leadership, Organizational Development, T+D

Almost one year ago, I made a switch from big-company HR life to start-up tech company HR life. Lots of emotions and battles come with a change like this, and, in my case, it also involved moving my family about 1,300 miles from St. Louis to Salt Lake City. In honor of Tim Sackett, I have chosen to use LinkedIn …