Onboarding

In an Interconnected Digital Business World … Why Is Recruiting Still An Island?

a “think piece” designed to stimulate your thinking about strategic recruiting Corporate recruiting, unfortunately, operates as if it were an island. Recruiting can, justifiably, be accused of acting as if it is an autonomous corporate entity because it seldom has any formal processes for sharing information and data with other clearly interdependent business…

What Will Happen to Your Immigrant Workers Next Year

When it comes to immigration, we’ve all heard a lot of rhetoric regarding work visas, E-Verify, walls, and deportation. But what does the implementation of President-elect Trump’s 10 immigration goals mean for everyday workers and employers? There is one goal that will have enormous impacts on how human resource professionals will do their…

Technology Can Make Onboarding a Welcoming Experience

According to Aberdeen Group’s 2014 research, only 32% of companies have a formal onboarding process in place. With so much depending on the success of newcomers’ induction – work efficiency, job satisfaction, and ultimately, staff retention — why is the figure so low? Perhaps, the answer is in the organizational complexity of onboarding….

E-Verify Is Not I-9 and Other Common (and Costly) Mistakes to Avoid

The beginning of Q4 traditionally marks a complex hiring rush thanks to the holidays and looming end-of-the-year budgeting. The employment verification process can be tricky for employers, particularly when it comes to Form I-9 and E-Verify requirements – and yes, they’re two completely different processes. The fact is, many employers don’t recognize what…

How the Candidates Compare On Employment Immigration

Employment-based immigration isn’t just a recruitment option for U.S. employers. With the growing skills gap, it’s become a necessity to grow and keep operations afloat. And with diametrically opposed candidates campaigning for the White House, it’s apparent that U.S. immigration could change drastically depending on who takes office in January. Which nominee has…

Your Mobile Workers Are Putting Your Company At Risk

The corporate breaches that make the biggest headlines are targeted attacks carried out by skilled hackers. But while external cyberattacks pose a big risk to businesses, it’s easy for company leaders to overlook another potent threat: their employees. Through bad security habits and a lack of basic cybersecurity hygiene, employees routinely put their…

A Contrarian Perspective on Hiring for ‘Fit’

Many industries today are accelerating their focus on innovation to capture opportunities in ever-changing markets. CHROs and recruitment leaders are being tasked, as recently noted in a Deloitte study on innovation in the fast moving consumer goods, to “figure out new ways to incorporate non-traditional employees into their resource model to import the…

What Buffer Has to Teach Us About Engaging An All-Remote Workforce

Editor’s note: The following article is part of the ongoing effort by the new, nonprofit OpenWork to inspire companies to continuously improve how, when, and where work is done for the mutual benefit of employees and employers. Note also that the article was authored prior to Buffer’s recent financial problems. While many companies…

Predicting Which New Hires Will Quit — a Checklist for Spotting Early ‘Flight Risks’

Corporations are currently encountering the highest voluntary turnover rate in a decade. And when they have to refill the position that was vacated by an employee quitting, it now takes a record 29 days to refill that vacated position. These two statistics combined should be enough to motivate HR and business leaders to…

How to Overcome Resistance to Making Onboarding Vital

Are leaders too set in their ways when it comes to onboarding? For so many companies, onboarding amounts to little more than filling out forms and signing up for benefits. That probably was never a best practice; today, it’s a bad practice. When 25% of your millennial workers are planning to leave in…