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Editor's Note: This is the second in a series about professional development opportunities for potential family business successors. The first article considered the value of outside experience. This article will discuss the importance of onboarding. The final article will address individual development planning based on the potential successor’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

One of the exciting possibilities in starting a new job is learning something new – about an organization, its culture and the specific job responsibilities that one may have. When a new hire is a member of the owning family, special opportunities and challenges arise. It is incumbent on both the family employer and the family member to create and implement strategies for onboarding success.


Published in the January/February 2019 issue of Shoe Retailing Today, Copyright © 2019, National Shoe Retailers Association, Tucson, AZ, All rights reserved.

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