Ninety Days not Long Enough to Integrate New Execs

March 13, 2006 ( - The time required to integrate an executive into a new position is longer than the traditional 90-day period, according to new research from RHR International Company.

The full integration process actually takes 12 to 18 months, RHR said in a press release.A team of RHR consultants identified four stages new executives progress through: Honeymoon (the traditional 90 days); Reality (4-6 months); Adjustment (seven -12 months); and Integration (12-18+ months).

Based on its research, RHR developed a new model for Executive Integration, the release said. RHR’s study found that, when the new model was applied, there was a significant increase in the retention of senior level executives with several major clients.

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