Three Ways to Speed Up Onboarding

First impressions matter, especially when it comes to a new job. And a negative first impression may be part of why up to 25% of new hires quit within their first six months. Any number of things can be at the root of a poor start. Perhaps a new hire’s office turns out to be … Continue reading Three Ways to Speed Up Onboarding

Holiday party at the office

The Holidays and Your Workplace Culture

The holidays are right around the corner. That means things like holiday hiring, and holiday party planning are probably underway too. HR might be busy with the hiring piece. But should you be involved with the holiday planning? If you’re focused on your company’s culture, it’s probably a good idea. Holidays and company culture For … Continue reading The Holidays and Your Workplace Culture

5 Questions to Obtain Employee Testimonials

When job candidates want to learn about your company, many go straight to your website or social media pages. In “The Future of Recruiting” study, 61% of those surveyed said they visit a company’s online presence before they apply for a job. And 67% of millennial job seekers review social media pages to discover your culture, … Continue reading 5 Questions to Obtain Employee Testimonials

Preventing Employee Turnover

Turnover happens, and some key employees are going to leave, whether for more money, a better work-life balance, new challenges, or another reason. And when hiring is on the uptick, quit rates typically follow suit, as recent Labor Department statistics point out. What is the cost of not preventing employee turnover? Trying to attach an … Continue reading Preventing Employee Turnover

Employee Surveys Can Help Your Retention Strategy

Are your employees happy? Do you know what they’re saying about their jobs, the workplace, and even each other? Maybe now would be a good time to for an employee survey, especially if there’s a revolving door sucking the wind out of your retention efforts. Employee happiness can affect retention, engagement and more. Researchers at … Continue reading Employee Surveys Can Help Your Retention Strategy

Career Mapping Can Help Boost Retention by Keeping New Hires Engaged

For many workers, the idea of climbing a career ladder has been replaced with something that looks more like a path, complete with twists, stops, and redirections—a career map. And as they follow it, they’ll often look to managers, HR professionals, and company mentors to help them move toward the right experiences and opportunities along … Continue reading Career Mapping Can Help Boost Retention by Keeping New Hires Engaged