Onboarding

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Support Your Onboarding Process with Mentoring

When one thinks of onboarding, piles of paperwork and dramatic social and cultural assimilation are likely some of the first things to come to mind. It’s often an overwhelming process, and many employees look back on their onboarding experience and wish they’d had a mentor to ask questions and further...

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Optimize Your Applicant Pool by Reaching Out to Veterans

As the nation celebrates Independence Day, it’s important to remember and honor the veterans who sacrificed for the country’s freedom. It’s also important to recognize what assets American veterans are to the workforce and the potential they offer to your organization.

Veterans are a highly-skilled, diverse set of individuals...

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How to Create a Fluid Onboarding Process

Beyond increasing employee satisfaction and retention, the role of onboarding is to provide a newly-hired employee with the tools he or she needs to be successful in his or her position. To welcome and smoothly transition in a new hire, your company should be sure to do the following during...

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Why Onboarding is So Important in a Construction Workplace

On-the-job safety is important in every work environment, but construction is a whole other ball game. Workers operate equipment designed to lift tons of supplies. Construction workplaces are noisy and oftentimes exposed to the outdoors.

These are just a few reasons for why onboarding is so important in a...

Onboarding vs. orientation

Onboarding and Orientation Aren’t the Same and You Should Be Using Both

Too often companies fall into the habit of talking about onboarding and overlook the importance of orientation and the effect it can have on retention. There’s a distinct difference between the two. Onboarding builds an employee for their long-term career at your company and orientation provides them with the confidence...

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No, Onboarding Is Not Orientation, but It Is Crucial

Onboarding is undervalued – and sometimes, misunderstood. Many companies mistake orientation for onboarding. Orientation introduces the employee to the straightforward processes and procedures they need to know. It includes signing employees up for benefits, getting familiar with payroll, receiving company ID, and understanding the paperwork to be filled in in different situations.

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3 Things That May Be Missing From Your Onboarding Strategy

An onboarding strategy is one of the most important processes your company should adopt. For one thing, it’s your first chance as an employer to define expectations and convince new staff to become invested in your company and its work. It’s the time when new hires are supported to shift...

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