September 17, 2014 – TalentRISE, a Chicago-based executive search firm, and CoralBridge, a consultancy specializing in employee engagement, have launched of a program to help organizations mitigate the risks associated with executive-level hires in their first 100 days. The comprehensive coaching program shortens start-up time, accelerates learning and improves productivity for new executives during the first weeks after accepting a new position. The alliance will offer one-on-one coaching to new hires placed through TalentRISE’s executive search practice whose partners include Julie Melvin, Brad Newpoff and J. James O’Malley. CoralBridge’s team of coaches will work with the new executive throughout the individual’s first 100 days on the job. “In-house onboarding programs, even the outstanding ones, seldom provide the one-on-one professional, unbiased and confidential advice that is proven to benefit new hires at the senior level,” said J. James O’Malley, partner at TalentRISE. “We think of this program, which we’re offering at no additional charge, as a very cost-effective ‘insurance policy’ to mitigate the expense of executives who aren’t productive quickly enough or leave the company early.” As management consultants with expertise in talent acquisition, talentRISE helps clients address their recruiting challenges by optimizing internal corporate recruiting capabilities and delivering customized on-demand or retained executive search services.