Anyone who has ever started a new job, particularly at a large organization, knows how daunting learning the ropes can be. And even long-term employees often have questions about policies, procedures, or practices, that they’ve never dealt with. Obviously, productivity suffers if employees are spending time looking for answers to basic or frequently-asked questions. And, […]
Onboarding can either shepherd a new employee into a company, or the lack of onboarding can throw them into a pit. Training your hiring managers on quality onboarding techniques makes all the difference for engagement, retention, and your bottom line.
Applicant résumés and the interview process only allow you to learn so much about your new hires. Below are five additional assessments you’ll want to give your new hires so you know exactly what type of onboarding they need and so you know how to continue to develop them while they’re with your organization. (If […]
According to one Aberdeen Group study highlighted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), only 2% of companies extend their onboarding programs beyond 1 year. However, research indicates it can take up to 8 months (and sometimes 2 years) for a newly hired employee to reach the same level of productivity as an existing […]
One study, published in the Academy of Management Journal, found that the first 90 days of employment are critical for retaining new hires. Those first days are pivotal to ensuring that new hires build rapport with the company, management teams, and fellow coworkers. Another study revealed that new employees who went through a structured onboarding […]
We’ve taken a look at some innovative ways you can add value to the onboarding process in the early days of an employee’s tenure with you—even before he or she actually starts the job—but the process can and should continue to have maximum impact. Here are five additional best practice tips for effective onboarding:
An employee’s first hours, days, and weeks with your organization set the stage for a positive relationship. That’s why onboarding is such a critical step in the process. So, how can you take steps to ensure that the process is as successful as possible from both the employee and the organization’s perspectives? Following are some […]
The onboarding process is often not conducted as effectively as it could be. So much time is spent finding and hiring great new employees when there is an open position that onboarding is largely overlooked. But that’s a big mistake and a missed opportunity. According to The Learning Match Maker, 91 percent of employees stick […]
Closing the skills gap is an ongoing challenge for employers, and a recent survey found that the gap is widening in some organizations.
In yesterday’s Advisor, we looked at recruiting efficiency can be a great boon. Today we’ll look at efficiency tips across three more aspects of the recruiting process.
As you all know, the longer it takes to recruit (and it can take some time), the more costs you accrue in lost productivity and administrative costs.