How to Apply the 20/50/30 Rule to Onboarding

Posted by Cathy Reilly

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Over the last five years, I’ve seen onboarding take a dramatic turn by employers. Many more have come to realize the importance of an effective new hire onboarding process and the high cost when it’s lacking. But, despite how onboarding is evolving, the statistics tell us that:

  • 20% of new hires leave within the first 45 days of employment (source)

  • 50% of new hires working hourly, leave their jobs in the first 120 days (source)

  • 90% of new hires are deciding during their first six months of employment whether they’ll stay or leave. (source)

So what is happening that new hires are not staying in jobs at higher rates? What is still not working, even though we have innovative recruiting and pre-screening methods, disruptive technology, improved testing, more advanced interview processes and collaborative decision-making to hire right?

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Topics: Human Resources, Management, Employee Experience, Corporate Culture, Employee Engagement, Onboarding

Why You Need To Shrink Your HR Processes Over Time

Posted by Cathy Reilly

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  Work processes should be designed with a disclaimer:

Caution: This process is meant to shrink over time.
It will become outdated due to changing technologies,
evolving labor laws and innovative thinking inside our organization.

Most of the processes in human resources require numerous steps, have built-in time delays, are confusing, hard to teach to others or just don’t make sense any more. The list goes on and on. Many procedures have outlived their usefulness. Do things really need to be so complicated? How are these inflated processes hurting the overall value and perception of human resources in an organization? Imagine what simpler procedures can do for a company’s performance and profits?

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Topics: Human Resources, Management, Employee Experience, Corporate Culture, Employee Engagement, Onboarding

15 Ways to Jump-Start a Disengaged Employee

Posted by Cathy Reilly

 

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On the one hand, we want employees to stay in their jobs, but on the other hand, it means facing the challenge of keeping tenured employees connected, productive, and passionate about their work. It’s engagement. Otherwise, boredom or just getting by through minimal efforts results. This is not what creates winning work environments or profitable companies.

Disengagement becomes a disease of indifference among employees, and it costs plenty. Gallup reports in their latest State of the Global Workforce Report that such disengagement comes with a $7 trillion price tag globally in lost productivity.

Best practiced with a coaching management style, try any of these to get the conversation going with a disengaged employee, remove them from the sidelines and make them part of things again:

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Topics: Human Resources, Management, Employee Experience, Corporate Culture, Employee Engagement

If You Really Want Work/Life Balance, It Starts Right Here

Posted by Cathy Reilly

 

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Achieving work/life balance is worth it. Without it, it makes us unhappy at home and unhappy at work. On the job, it leads to burnout, less productivity, higher turnover rates and lower morale. At home, it makes us absentee from families and friends, depletes our joy and impacts aspects of our health.  Achieving work/life balance is worth it.

In a survey by Family Living Today, the U.S. ranks 30th out of 38 countries in the work/life balance department, which means we are in the lowest 20%. It also shows that 33% of employed adults in the U.S. work on an average Saturday, Sunday or holiday. We have room for improvement.

And, here’s where it starts.

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Topics: Human Resources, Management, Employee Experience, Corporate Culture

8 Reasons to Add a Temp to Perm Approach to Your Hiring Strategy

Posted by Cathy Reilly

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You find yourself having to fill a job vacancy at work. Perhaps it’s a tough position where you’ve had above average turnaround. Or, your company is ramping up its growth. Or, you would simply like the timesaving advantage of having a potential candidate start as soon as possible and test them out before making an offer. These are the more popular reasons for hiring a temporary employee with the intention of making them permanent, once they meet your criteria. Also nicknamed “temp to perm”.

With hiring strategies, and there are many, you may want to add a temp to perm approach to your list of recruiting options for all levels of employees. No longer reserved for administrative jobs or maternity leaves, temporary employment has evolved to where it is today: a work strategy for all job types and work preferences. Temporary employees include a vast array of professionals.

Next time you have an open job, consider these advantages a temp to perm strategy may bring you:

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Topics: Human Resources, Management, Training, Corporate Culture

Why You Should Know Your Company’s Top 3 Priorities

Posted by Cathy Reilly

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“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” 
― 
Stephen R. Covey

Where are you heading so fast?

We seem to have gotten derailed by the need for speed in business, so we created multi-tasking. But, in turn, we have sacrificed quality and focus.  We are beginning to realize that multi-tasking really isn’t all that productive. While this term sounds like we’re getting more done, we’re still only performing one thing at a time, but just in rapid succession.  Urgency has surpassed importance. But, do you know why your job makes sense and how it contributes to the bigger picture? What is all the racing for anyway?

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Topics: Human Resources, Management, Training, Corporate Culture

5 Must-Have's from your Staffing Service

Posted by Cathy Reilly

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Prior to starting my company Onboardia, Inc., my work in human resources included years of working with staffing services. I found that many of my colleagues had a love/hate relationship with them and we spent many lunchtime breaks in the cafeteria debating the good, the bad and the ugly. 

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Topics: Human Resources, Management, Training, Corporate Culture

Work isn't Supposed to be Fun?

Posted by Cathy Reilly

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Let’s question that


How often have you heard that statement in the past?  What about “That’s why they call it work”? Thankfully, that view’s been changing over recent years across organizations. In fact, I found fun working in the Navy, my first real job. Saying this was the land of rules and regimentation is putting it mildly. So how on earth was there any fun on that job?

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Topics: Human Resources, Management, Training, Corporate Culture

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