Day 1′ at your new Employer? What do you get to see and hear? If you are working with a large corporation you would be in midst of Powerpoints/videos on their corporate history. I am sure you would also be shown profiles of their senior leaders. There would be stories told about how their current leaders have grown through the ranks. This is intended to inspire newcomers on the career prospects. But, in today’s world, this loyalty/tenure driven growth story is a double-edged sword. Who thinks of long-term careers now? Every year is a new journey and the narrations from corporations to new joiners also needs to change. I am sure it has. How about presenting on Day1 what/how some of the talented new joiners have contributed to the organization? Why can’t they be the new poster boys and girls? Instead of trying to seduce new employees on the long-term growth story of their leaders (some could just be fossilized versions) a short-term milestone of recent joiners maybe more motivating? I just can’t erase the comment of a new joiner when we showed the growth story of one of our poster boys Director in an Induction presentation. In the tea break, he asked “15 years to become a Director? Can you tell me what I can do/achieve in the next 3 years"?