Articles tagged 'Onboarding'

Talent Management

Hiring Wisdom: It’s Smart to Anticipate the Needs of New Hires


Put yourself in the role of a new hire.

You are going to start a new job in a week or two and, while the anticipation builds, you wonder about all kinds of things and think of a lot of questions.

As that person’s new manager, you can turn that anticipation into a positive onboarding experience that starts the relationship off on best foot possible, if you will: Read more…

HR Basics, Talent Management

7 Ways to Inspire First Year Workers (and Show Them The Big Picture, Too)


The first years an employee is working can be challenging, but rich with growth and opportunity.

I’ve always loved starting with a fresh recruit who was eager to learn the ropes, discovering their talents, and helping guide them to success.

Sometimes an employee’s first year is spent being overwhelmed with all the details they have to know to succeed in a workplace, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can make a difference with specific, concrete actions that will inspire your first year workers. Read more…

HR Basics, HR Management

Five Things You Simply Can’t Forget in Your New Hire’s First Week

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For new hires, the first day on the job can feel like they’re at the foot of a mountain about to take the first step up a ridiculously tall peak like Kilimanjaro or Everest.

Even if they’ve prepared for years to hone the right skills and are excited about this new adventure, it is still a hard, uphill journey that requires lots of endurance.

Keeping that in mind, here are five things you cannot forget if you want to start your new hire’s first week off on the right foot: Read more…

HR Management, Recruiting and Staffing

The Temp Hiring Revolution: How to Avoid Getting Left Behind


Temporary hiring is on the rise, and recruiters, employers, and staffing pros would be smart to take note.

Only about 24 percent of employers expect to hire full-time, permanent workers this year, which is down slightly from 26 percent in 2013. However, the numbers for temporary hiring paint a much rosier picture: 42 percent of employers plan to hire temporary or contract talent this year.

In 2013 alone, temporary staffing utilization was up 8 percent. That number is expected to rise as more small and mid-size businesses begin to see the value of employing temporary labor to test drive potential hires and defer recruiting costs. Read more…

HR Basics, HR News & Trends

There’s Still Time to Evaluate Your Background Screening Program in 2014

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Let me officially be the last person to wish you a Happy New Year!

I have to admit that I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. Why should you wait until January 1 to do something you should have been doing when you recognized a problem?

Case in point: My least favorite New Year’s resolution is for those who vow to work out more. From Feb. 15 through Dec. 31, there’s never a problem using equipment at my gym. Show up during the first 45 days of the year, however, and your 45 minute workout turns into an hour and a half snore-fest.

Don’t get me wrong; I’m all for getting into shape, but 45 days does not make a year. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

Hiring Wisdom: How Long Will the New Employee Honeymoon Last?


Just as in marriage, when an employer and new employee “wed,” there’s usually a honeymoon.

How long it lasts, however, varies widely. Sometimes it’s a week or more and sometimes it’s over before it even begins.

When the employer is the first to be disillusioned, it’s most often because the hiring system doesn’t screen for the attitudes it takes to be successful on the job. Read more…

HR Management, Talent Management

Communicating on Work-Life Balance: It Takes a Year-Round Approach

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Now that 2014 has begun in earnest, you’ll hear the phrase “work-life balance” bandied about frequently.

You always do. Because with the New Year comes New Year’s resolutions, and busy workers who feel like they overextended themselves in 2013 will resolve to be better about it in 2014. It happens every year.

And, of course, this is a natural time for employers to bring attention to work-life policies and benefits that help your current employees enjoy success at work and at home. Read more…

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Hiring Wisdom: Top 10 Ways to Guarantee Your Best People Will Quit

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Editor’s note: TLNT is continuing an annual tradition by counting down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 1 — our most popular and well-read post of 2013. TLNT’s regular content will return on Monday

Here are 10 ways to guarantee that your best people will quit:

10. Treat everyone equally. This may sound good, but your employees are not equal. Some are worth more because they produce more results. The key is not to treat them equally, it is to treat them all fairly. Read more…

HR Basics, HR News & Trends

Why That Proposed Ban on Employment Credit Checks Will Fail


Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA., has introduced a bill that will effectively bar employers from conducting credit checks on potential job candidates as part of the employment background screening process.

The proposed “Equal Opportunity for All” Act would make credit checks illegal in many cases except in specific areas such as national security.

Now let me be the first to say that this bill doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance of passing. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Legal Issues

Bill Banning Credit Checks on Job Applicants Reintroduced in Senate


By Eric B. Meyer

Second verse, same as the first.

Back in March, I reported here that a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, known as the Equal Employment for All Act, would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit the use of consumer credit checks against prospective and current employees for the purposes of making adverse employment decisions.

This week, it was the Senate’s turn to get in on the act — the Equal Employment for All Act, that is. Read more…