Tag: onboarding


Ask the Expert: Can Employees Complete Personal Administrative Tasks Off the Clock?

Question: Can we ask a new hourly employee to complete paperwork in advance of orientation (W-4, Direct Deposit form, etc.) and not pay them for that time? What about if employees complete annual enrollment benefit paperwork at home on their own time? Or logging in to a time and attendance software system remotely to request […]


Sales Training Should Focus on Both Business Objectives and Customer Problems

We would like to offer a declaration—an inflexible line in the sand, if you will. It is foundational to the value of sales training and the professionals who proudly call themselves sales trainers. It is as follows:
Every sales trainer has to enable two outcomes—increase revenue year over year and protect revenue year over year.

Up-to-date handbook a vital tool for onboarding, training, and more

Employees and their supervisors need to know the rules, and handbooks need to communicate that information. But getting the most from a handbook means putting it to work in onboarding new employees, training managers and supervisors, defending employers when employees complain, and more.  Charles S. Plumb and Courtney Bru, attorneys with McAfee & Taft in […]

From Digitization to Digital Transformation: A Strategic HR Guide

The move to “digital” systems is a priority across virtually every organization. Most departments have been through some form of this disruption, including HR teams, where paper-only files have given way to workforce management, talent management, and other solutions in the cloud.


3 Ways to Bridge the Gap in the Employee Service Experience

Companies can bridge the gap in the HR service delivery experience by investing in the right technologies and services that enable HR and employees to connect in a whole new way. With the right tools in place, HR can deliver a service that is user friendly, always available and similar to what employees are used to in their personal lives. As a result, employees will spend less time looking for answers and more time being productive and innovative in their work. Read on to see how other companies are using modern HR services to better care for their employees.

6 Ways Virtual Onboarding Can Engage, Equip, and Energize New Hires

Complimentary Webcast: 6 Ways Virtual Onboarding Can Engage, Equip, and Energize New Hires Date: Monday, January 30, 2017 Time: 2:00 PM ET Does your onboarding program leave your employees energized and excited?  Or do they see it as a boring required chore?  Would you like your new hire onboarding to be more interactive and engaging? […]


Improve Employee Retention Rates with These 7 Tips

by Miranda Nicholson, director of HR, Formstack Employee retention is not only valuable to company culture, but essential to the bottom line: turnover can cost a business as much as 150% of a position’s annual salary. The Human Resources team is essential to maintaining employee satisfaction and engagement, and their work is never finished. With […]

Tips on Engaging Millennial and Generation Z New Hires in The Onboarding Process

What types of challenges are employers facing when it comes to engaging Millennial and Generation Z new hires in the onboarding process? These younger generations of new hires have grown up in a digital world, and that is presenting new challenges for employers in terms of engaging new hires in the onboarding process and retaining […]

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A Quick Guide to Using Personality ‘Tests’

By Cyndi Sax, senior vice president, Caliper One of the toughest decisions an HR professional has to make is who to hire. You probably have at least one story of a candidate who aced the interview and had great credentials, but bombed in whatever job he or she was hired to perform. Hiring decisions can […]