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Outside Hires Receive Lower Performance Evaluations

The Globe and Mail reported on research by Matthew Bidwell, a management professor at the Wharton School. Bidwell discovered that

…outside hires receive a significantly lower performance evaluation in the first two years of their new job compared with internal workers who are promoted into similar jobs…

It doesn’t have to be that way. Read The First 90 Days or Your Next Move by Michael Watkins. Hire a seasoned coach to help you. Outsiders often fail because they miss the nuance and subtleties that internal employees take for granted.

Be savvy. Your first three months go by fast. New hires encounter countless moving parts and a host of new people and personalities. Don’t take chances with blind spots.

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