Your C-Suite Doesn’t Care About Onboarding

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, HR (& Life!) Advice, Onboarding, Selection, Talent Strategy

(But I’m still gonna give you tips on how to onboard properly; it’s coming a little later) Onboaring is important, but not as important to your CEO as you might think. Face it, it’s not mission critical. Companies have been surviving for years without 3-to-6-month integration programs, 4-week trainings before setting foot in a cubical, “scavenger hunts” to meet peers, …

The Only Metric You Need To Gauge Onboarding Success

RJ Morris Bad HR, Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Onboarding, Recruiting, RJ Morris

No one has ever accused me of adding complexity to a situation. Small words work best with us Midwest folk. Unfortunately, we sometimes allow our desire to provide structure—especially metrics and processes—to actually complicate our simple goals. Take onboarding. At its most basic, onboarding is simple, right? Deliver on the promises you made during the recruiting process, Skippy. Early in …

WEBINAR: Bootstrap Your Training Function: 5 Ways To Make Learning Matter In Your Company

Kris Dunn Cara Lucas, Chelsea Rowe, HR, Innovation, Kris Dunn, Learning, Learning and Development, Onboarding, T+D, Talent Strategy, Training and Development, Webinar

It’s true. You know the true power of learning and development, known to the laypeople in your company by the pedestrian term “Training.”   A revamp of your approach to learning and development has been on your project list for no less than two years—but day-to-day HR and workforce management duties has kept it in the “someday” bucket. We feel …

Don’t Hide Your Crazy

Kathy Rapp Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Onboarding

“Go and fix your makeup, well, it’s just a break up, Run and hide your crazy and start actin’ like a lady…” Miranda Lambert sings about it, there are t-shirts galore made in honor of it… and yet it’s a concept not readily exposed by corporate HR. Hide your crazy. Exposed? Why would HR want to bare their (collectively speaking) crazy? …

Richard Branson Didn’t Go Far Enough – Paid Time Off BEFORE You Start Working

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Audacious Ideas, Onboarding

Over the last week or so there’s been a ton of buzz over Richard Branson’s unlimited time-off policy for the Virgin Group. Personally, I think this move is a great one and helps further acknowledge that these B.S. two-week vacations (if you’re lucky) should be a thing of the past. Hire adults and treat them like adults. Period, stop. (Quick …

3 Goals to Improve Your Onboarding Regimen (Or Lack Thereof)

Guest: Max Yoder Good HR, HR, Onboarding

For most companies, the reality of a smooth onboarding process is mostly a pipe dream. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few onboarding goals to help you take your “process” from ragtag and immeasurable to organized and effective: Goal 1: Maximize Face Time The idea here is to make your one-on-one interactions with new employees more impactful …

4 Ways to Make Sure Millenials Don’t Blow Off Your Training

Guest: Max Yoder Generations, HR, Onboarding, T+D

I make training software for growing businesses and I was born in 1988, so you could say I have a unique perspective on the millennial-training conundrum, which effectively posits that the millennial generation is annoyingly difficult to engage in corporate training programs. With that in mind, I went ahead and put together a little cheat sheet for anyone who needs …

Welcome to Your New Job! Now Please Don’t Touch Anything.

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Harassment, Onboarding

Ok, picture this. You’ve just spent the last three months trying desperately to hire someone to fill an especially difficult position. You’ve interviewed more candidates than you care to admit, had to spend more recruiting dollars than you had the budget for, and you’ve been getting an earful from the hiring manager on how this vacancy is killing their team. …

Advice to 2013 Grads from HR [Video Bonus!]

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Coaching, College Recruiting, Generations, Good HR, HR, Interviewing, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Leadership, Onboarding, Performance, Personal Brand, Recruiting, Resumes, SHRM, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

It’s that time of year when college and universities around the world will release onto us the great minds of the 2013 graduate class.  This always makes me think of the popular advice – Wear Sunscreen: While this advice might be from 1999 – it still rings true today – but like everything else in the world this can be …

1st Time Job Regrets

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Career Paths, College Recruiting, Compensation/Cash Money, Generations, Interviewing, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Laurie Ruettimann, Negotiation, Onboarding, Recruiting, SHRM, Social Recruiting, Tim Sackett, Total Rewards, Trench HR, Work Life Balance, Working With Recruiters

how can i get back with my ex girlfriend One of the most read blog posts I've written in the last two years is: How To 'Really' Get An Entry Level Job.  It's pretty basic, straightforward advice on how I would go about finding an entry level job, if I was just coming out of college.  One piece of advice …