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 […]
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.
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.
In yesterday’s Advisor, guest columnist Cynthia J. Sax discussed personality assessments and how they can be used to help human resources. Today, Sax explains how these assessments can be helpful not just for hiring but also for employee development.
Hiring, onboarding, and training new employees are some of the most important—and challenging—functions that an HR professional may be called upon to perform. Personality assessments can help HR with these efforts. To explain how, we present an article by Cynthia J. Sax, senior vice president at Caliper, a global employee assessment and organizational effectiveness firm.