Organizations go through quite a lot to hire employees, so capitalize on that success with a thoughtful and effective onboarding strategy. I recently asked Keith Kitani, CEO of GuideSpark, some critical onboarding questions and am happy to share them with you in this article. What are the biggest onboarding mistakes you have seen? One of […]
As unemployment falls and the job market ticks back up, finding talented individuals to fill out your workforce gets harder and harder. On top of that, turnover is at an all-time high, costing businesses millions of dollars. When a skilled worker decides to leave, the arduous recruitment process begins all over again, and no one […]
Employee retention is always important, but when hiring is difficult, it’s even more so in the spotlight. After all, when it’s tough to replace employees who leave, it’s critical that as few employees leave as possible.
Companies take a wide variety of approaches to train new employees. Some may refuse to hire those new to the field and insist new hires have at least a couple years of relevant experience. These companies might devote minimal to no effort or resources to training, assuming that, based on their hiring policy, employees come […]
Has your onboarding process been updated recently? Better yet, do you provide a clear and structured onboarding experience for employees that keeps them engaged, even during a busy time like the holidays?
Onboarding new employees is one of the most critical functions of HR and training departments. Whatever their impressions, insights, or knowledge of the hiring company before their start dates, new employees’ onboarding is their first in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how the company operates—its culture, internal tools, processes, etc.
Employers spend a lot of time planning new hires’ onboarding. But what about the new hires themselves? What should they be doing to set themselves up for success in the days, weeks, and months following their acceptance of a job offer?
Gallup estimates that employee turnover can cost companies one-and-a-half to two times an employee’s annual salary—a conservative estimate for replacing the employee who leaves. To combat this employee attrition, many organizations try to implement effective onboarding initiatives.
Over the last 7 or so months, organizations have had to adapt to the new normal brought on by COVID-19. Social distancing guidelines forced recruiters and hiring managers to adopt a fully digital hiring process, and the same goes for managers and HR professionals tasked with onboarding remote new hires.
The coronavirus pandemic has turned the workplace upside down. Onboarding has largely gone virtual, work has mostly gone remote, and benefits enrollment season is undergoing a radical change, too.