As someone who runs a company that helps people with onboarding their employees, I’m familiar with the ins and outs of the process. As such, it’s easy to forget that not every client I work with actually knows what onboarding is. Most of them know it’s how you get employees to enter the workplace, but some of them aren’t exactly sure what that entails. And for those companies, I offer this: the easiest three-step guide to onboarding, even if you’ve never done it before.Gather the Forms
This might be the toughest step to get through, simply because it’s usually the most confusing aspect of onboarding new employees. What forms do you need to have employees fill out? Which are [...]
Two foundational facts shape today’s work environment. First, we know that employees consistently report that they desire to feel appreciated by their supervisors and colleagues. When staff feel truly valued, good results occur, attendance improves, there is less conflict among staff, productivity increases, there is less staff turnover, customer satisfaction ratings rise, and both supervisors and staff enjoy their work more.
Secondly, more and more work relationships exist in the context of remote locations – in other words there are more long distance employees than ever before. Increasing numbers of employees work in locations separate from their colleagues and [...]
2015 is here in full force. According to the United States Department of Labor, 2014 was the best year for hiring since 1999, with the unemployment rate hitting a six-year low. 2014 was a great year for the retail industry, which saw the biggest hiring increase in more than a decade. I expect to see increased growth, opening more jobs across the country. Let’s look at three ways store managers can facilitate the new employee onboarding process this year to ensure that each new employee is happy and fully equipped for the new year.Communicate organizational objectives and foundations
It may seem tempting to skip the usual training process as you now catch your breath from the [...]
There’s no denying that the holiday season throws a wrench in the typical workplace regimen. Seasonal distractions can become the norm, with holiday parties, end of year celebrations, and even searching for the perfect gift. In fact, online shopping has become so convenient that browsing and buying on the clock has become one of the main reasons for productivity loss during the holidays. In fact, 53 percent of management-level employees are guilty of surfing the web for gifts. But business must go on! Day-to-day operations must be sustained so its important employees are engaged and producing results as normal. Here are some simple tips that might help.
The first thing for [...]