Inside PR #120 – Wednesday, July 16, 2008


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This week on Inside PR Terry Fallis, David Jones and Julie Rusciolelli discuss best practices in introducing new employees to your firm.

Show Notes

00:27 Terry opens the show.

02:30 Terry alerts listeners to the fact that Inside PR #118 and #119 have not loaded to iTunes, but that we hope to have the issue fixed shortly.

03:38 Terry talks about the introduction of Dave Fleet to the TFC Toronto team. Dave writes the Fleet Street blog and came to Thornley Fallis from the Government of Ontario.

04:27 The main topic is introduced: Best practices in introducing new employees to your firm.

04:48 Dave reviews the three main points of discussion:

  1. Doing the little things right
  2. Using the buddy system
  3. The client briefing

and talks to getting those little things done.

08:51 Julie talks about the buddy system that they use at Maverick.

12:06 Terry talks about the lack of orientation programs in smaller public relations agencies.

16:15 Dave talks about the Hill and Knowlton beer cart orientation method.

16:48 Terry brings up briefing new employees on ALL the company’s clients and client projects.

19:38 Julie talks about her “14 day deliverable” orientation strategy.

24:26 Dave mentions the importance of leadership for new employees not from an agency background.

28:33 Dave welcomes Dave Fleet to the “PR fraternity” and ties up the show.

Our theme music is Streetwalker by Cjacks and is courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network; Roger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Samantha Lovelace.