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June 10, 2019

The Data Says We Have an Employee Onboarding Problem

Business owners, at large, are failing to execute structured employee onboarding programs, despite recognizing the importance of such programs, according to an analysis of several small business reports. 79% of business leaders say onboarding is an “urgent” and “important” priority, but only 30% admit to executing a plan. That’s unfortunate. Onboarding isn’t a process that […]


June 6, 2019

Why Structured Onboarding Matters When Battling Employee Turnover

Employee turnover is a killer. After you’ve gone to the trouble to recruit, hire and onboard a qualified worker, losing that talent hurts productivity and — ultimately — profitably. But what causes high employee turnover rates? And how can you reduce them? There are many reasons an employee might leave his or her job. Not […]


June 3, 2019

How to Build a New Employee Onboarding Process from Scratch

You find an excellent candidate for an open position. You extend an offer. They accept. Congratulations! Now what? Unfortunately, this is where many businesses — large and small — get caught flat footed. It’s easy to get so caught up in the hiring process, that what comes after (aka “joining the company”) becomes an afterthought. […]


May 9, 2019

Compensation Management: Salary Benchmarking and Beyond

Many small businesses assume they don’t need to worry about compensation management. But no matter the size of your company, it shouldn’t be put off. Salary data surveys are a good first step to determine pay scales for a wide range of positions. Note that survey data should be collected by a third party rather […]

A new look at organizational learning

April 23, 2019

A New Way of Looking at Organizational Learning

Organizational learning is the key to business success. The more employees know, the better they perform: the better they perform, the more a company can grow. The model for learning has traditionally been top-down. Management and HR determine what skills and competencies employees should have or aspire to, then set the learning agenda to align. […]

how to write an internship offer letter

April 18, 2019

What to Include in Your Internship Offer Letter

For college students looking to beef up their qualifications with professional experience, internships can be invaluable. They get on-the-job training, college credit, and that all-important bullet point on their resumes. Often, internships can lead to full-time jobs after graduation. Employers have just as many reasons to love internships. You can hire young professionals at the […]

respectful workplace: talking about transgender rights

April 15, 2019

Fostering a Respectful Workplace: Transgender Education Trainings

“Leadership is the most important element for change, and that includes fostering workplaces that have an inclusive culture and that enhance cross-cultural awareness and skills through communication, training, and education. This is the starting point for any meaningful change in creating fair workplaces.” — Freada Kapor Klein, Giving Notice: Why the Best and the Brightest […]

employee onboarding checklist

April 8, 2019

Hiring New Talent? Use This Employee Onboarding Checklist

You finally found that perfect candidate for the role you’re trying to fill– the hiring process can be long and arduous but you’re excited to get the perfect new hire up and running. You thought the hard part was over, but where do you begin when it comes to teaching this new employee the ins […]

the employee onboarding process

March 13, 2019

5 Tips to Optimize Your Onboarding Process [+ Our Onboarding Quiz!]

Adding a new employee to your team can be just as stressful as it is exciting. You’re introducing a new factor into a process that is already running smoothly– how can you ensure things will continue as such without hiccups? Here are some tips for setting up new hires for success. What Is the Onboarding […]

employee engagement survey- coworkers together

March 7, 2019

How to Ask the Right Employee Survey Questions [A Guide]

Nebulous. Impossible to measure. Hard to influence. These are a few ways some employers think about managing employee engagement. But it shouldn’t be this way. An engaged workforce is consistently linked to profit, customer satisfaction and employee retention rates. In fact, Gallup reports that subtle differences in employee engagement can result in 21% greater profitability. Understanding […]

marijuana in the workplace policy

March 6, 2019

Should Your Company Have a Marijuana in the Workplace Policy? Use this Map of New State Marijuana Laws.

Cultures change. And when cultures shift, so do laws and so do workplaces. The legalization of marijuana for either medical or recreational purposes in individual states across the country is an example of a cultural shift — one that is likely to impact workplaces. However, many small business owners and HR professionals are grappling with how […]

Measuring HR: bringing people analytics to human resources

January 7, 2019

Measuring HR: Bringing People Analytics to Human Resources

A wealth of data has been at the fingertips of HR professionals itching to delve into it for valuable insight. Today’s HR professional is beginning to reap the benefits of the data collected from every step of the employee experience, from recruitment to retirement. Using big data and AI, professionals are measuring HR efficiencies, project […]