The rapid shifts unfolding for employers this year are bringing concern, confusion and complexity to the human resources landscape. From policy changes to new litigation, these transformations greatly influence how employers and HR professionals approach all aspects of employee administration, talent acquisition and HR management.
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Improve onboarding to increase retention
Employers shouldn't just view onboarding as something that happens within the first few weeks of someone being hired. It should last, at least to some degree, the individual's entire first year. Consider that, according to the Harvard Business Review, most employees don't reach full productivity until eight months into their roles.
Furthermore, research conducted by Equifax found that, over the past year, the majority of employees who left their jobs did so within 12 months of their start date. Clearly, there's room for improvement - especially since only 28 percent of businesses consider their onboarding program highly successful, according to HBR.Read More
Almost a third of new hires begin looking for another job within the first six months. Yet, new employees who attended a well-structured onboarding orientation program, are almost 70 percent more likely to remain at a company up to three years. So, why do less than 30 percent of companies say they have a highly successful onboarding process? The fact is that onboarding can be time and resource intensive. With so many legally-required forms and compliance-related tasks, HR managers may neglect the important steps of welcoming the employee and preparing them to succeed in their new position.
The good news is that today's technology can help make the onboarding process easier and less tedious for HR managers so they can focus on job requirements, goal setting and other employee development tasks.
Ideas for improving onboarding with technology include:Read More
When new employees join your organization, you’ve got one chance to forge a strong first impression and position them for success. That means the content and delivery of your onboarding process can mean the difference between a failed hire and a long-term contributing employee. Onboarding presents a complex challenge because it requires busy HR departments to quickly address multiple goals and tasks.Read More