The CheckPoint HR Blog

Keep calm and comply on: Preparing for HR change in the face of uncertainty

Posted by Denise Bauwens on Mon, May 1, 2017


With a new administration come uncertainty, questions and concerns. Here's how to navigate those complexities and maintain compliance


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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Topics: employee benefits, Affordable Care Act, human resources, onboarding

Optimizing the onboarding experience

Posted by Denise Bauwens on Mon, Mar 6, 2017


Onboarding is not a one-time process - it needs consistent and continuous improvements.

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.

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Topics: onboarding

How Technology Can Streamline your Onboarding Process

Posted by Denise Bauwens on Fri, Feb 5, 2016

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:

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Topics: employee benefits, human resources, employee onboarding, onboarding, onboarding technology, employee onboarding technology

Creating a well-structured onboarding process

Posted by Tim Padva on Mon, Nov 30, 2015

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.

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Topics: hr processes, onboarding