Adventures in Engagement

Adventures in Engagement By Dan Brown – Chief Strategic Relationship Officer As a younger man, I spent a year acting with the Royal Shakespeare Company. While there, I heard a story about Richard Harris, the two times Oscar-nominated, hell-raising Irish actor. In 1967 he played King Arthur in the movie musical, Camelot. Over the next 15 years, every time Harris …

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How to Enhance Your Onboarding Program?

  So, you’ve hired some new staff. You’ve completed the recruitment process, done the paperwork, sent your recruit a welcome pack and set a date for their start. But what happens then? How do you ensure that your new hire gets the best possible start to life at your company? How do you harness all that enthusiasm and get-up-and-go? How …

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How Does Your Culture Impact the Workplace and Onboarding?

How Does Culture Impact the Workplace and Onboarding? The third portion of the three ‘c’s in the new hire training/onboarding process is corporate culture. No matter what workplace you go to, each one has its own culture. There are some that are similar in expectation, but the differences for a new employee often determine the decision to stay or go. It’s essential …

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Addressing Retention in Onboarding: Innovation is Key

Addressing Retention in Onboarding: Innovation is Key It’s no secret that without a proper onboarding program a new-hire might be more inclined to go someplace else. Equifax performed a study regarding turnover in the workforce. This study’s results showed that over half of all employees leave their job within the first 12 months. In response, more companies are doubling their efforts toward employee retention. Forbes …

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To Do or To Don't? A Guide on What Your Onboarding Should NOT Do!

To Do or To Don’t? What Your Onboarding Should NOT Do! There are millions of ways to craft an effective on boarding program for your new employees, and most companies are getting it right. Unfortunately, we rarely discuss what organizations should not do in regards to onboarding their new employees – some people would rather know what they shouldn’t do …

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Minor Tweaks with Major Rewards: Fine Tune Your New Hire Process

Minor Tweaks with Major Rewards: Fine Tune Your New Hire Process While it is true that new hire training/onboarding is becoming increasingly common in many companies, it still isn’t always executed effectively. In many cases, the new hire training periods are extremely brief, and therefore significantly less effective. The new hire training periods might also be perfunctory. These minor tweaks to your …

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Did You Know? Ineffective Onboarding Costs You Money

Did You Know? Ineffective Onboarding Costs You Money   Given all of the positives associated with new hire training/onboarding, it’s surprising some companies try to avoid it. In some cases, they just don’t have the staff required to successfully fulfill the responsibilities associated with new hire training/onboarding, and they’re unwilling to hire anyone for this purpose. In other cases, they’re trying to …

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