Category: Onboarding

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.

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4 Tips to Ensure Your New Employees Stay and Succeed in Year 1

According to studies, 40% of employees leave almost right after they start a new job, and an additional 10% to 20% of new hires leave an organization within their first year of employment. That means nearly 50% to 60% of employees will leave an organization within their first year of employment.

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4 Best Practices for Onboarding Freelancers

In a previous post, we discussed the trend of many businesses looking to freelancers to fill various needs, which can be short or long term and involve a variety of projects in a variety of industries.

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Many Businesses Overlook Onboarding for Freelancers

We’ve been hearing about the tight labor market for some time now. With unemployment at historic lows, we’ve talked a lot about how hard it can be for companies to attract and retain top talent—it’s a seller’s market when it comes to labor.

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6 Best Practices for an Effective Onboarding Program

Did you know that 69% of employees are more likely to stay with a company for 3 years (or longer) if they experience great onboarding and that organizations with a standard onboarding process experience 50% greater levels of productivity from their new hires?

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The Misplaced Fear of Training a Replacement

In organizations in any country across all industries, there has been a fear of teaching a subordinate or a junior staff member the ins and outs of one’s job. This apprehension is based predominantly on a fear that the person being trained will take the job of the person doing the training.

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Offering New Hires Probationary Periods

Probationary periods allow employers to see whether a new hire is capable of successfully fulfilling the duties of the job he or she is being hired for, but they can also be used as tools to weaponize at-will employment—in which employees can be terminated or quit at any time—if they aren’t implemented correctly.

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8 Onboarding Trends for 2019

As organizations continue to compete for top-level talent, here are eight things they’re going to spend most of their time and money on in 2019.

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How to Measure Onboarding Effectiveness

In a previous post, we discussed the importance of onboarding efforts for setting the stage for an employee’s successful career with an organization, as well as aiding in employee retention. To that end, we made the case for finding ways to measure the effectiveness of your employee onboarding programs.