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How to Manage the Unlearning Curve for New Hires

August 06, 2021 Matthew Brown, VP of Learning and Brand Success Episode 41
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How to Manage the Unlearning Curve for New Hires
Show Notes

When a new hire joins, there’s always a learning curve. What about an unlearning curve, though?  

New hires come with experience, processes, and habits picked up from their old workplace. They may or may not align with your company culture, goals, or processes. 

In this case, a degree of unlearning must happen for a new hire to settle into their role.  

When welcoming any new hire on board, it’s critical to set very clear expectations so they can successfully merge with your company culture. We often welcome new hires intending to do so with open arms to help them get immersed in the organization. However, sometimes we fall short in one area or another.  

This is what Matthew Brown, Schoox’s VP of Learning and Brand Success, discusses in this episode of The Learning Xchange.  

Listen to this episode to find out: 

  • Why unlearning is an important part of onboarding 
  • How we can alter the onboarding process to make it more effective 
  • Why new hires need to know about company culture 
  • Why allowing employees to tap into prior experiences is useful for everyone  

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