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Hiring top talent is only the start. Now you have to work hard to keep your very best talent. Most companies stink at structured and systematic retention of their top performers. Discover how to prevent turnover and keep your best people.
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9 Best Practices for Onboarding New Employees

9 Best Practices for Onboarding New Employees | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Onboarding isn’t just dropping off an employee handbook; it’s an intentional framework for future employee success. Learn how to create a great onboarding experience for new employees with these best practices.
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One of the elements I find most companies fail at in the hiring and engagement process is the bridge experience between them of on-boarding. How do you help your new employee feel like they've made the best decision of their life to join your organization. Here are some simple ideas/reminders of things to be done during that first 90 days so your new employee doesn't have "buyers remorse".

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How to revamp your remote onboarding process for 2021

How to revamp your remote onboarding process for 2021 | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Human Resources and Workforce Management News...
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I get a lot of questions in my workshops about on-boarding - particularly about remote on-boarding. Here's a good resource with some ideas to consider for your next hire.

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Success With Virtual Employee Onboarding

Success With Virtual Employee Onboarding | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Four tested strategies you can implement in your shop...
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One of the topics I cover in my workshop on improving employee engagement is that it starts at the on-boarding process. Many companies are weak to non-existent with best practices in on-boarding. Here are a few key ideas to try in your organization.

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Onboarding for Success in a Virtual Work Environment

Onboarding for Success in a Virtual Work Environment | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
You've virtually interviewed and hired the perfect candidate. Check out these tips for making your new employee’s virtual onboarding experience a success.
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Some basic fundamental ideas on virtual on-boarding. Most companies approach to effective on-boarding is either non-existent or completely ineffective. Hiring people in a virtual world just amplifies the need to do a better job of making people believe this is the most important decision they've made to join your organization.

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Onboarding Programs: Ensuring Day One Readiness

Onboarding Programs: Ensuring Day One Readiness | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
It is important to create an effective onboarding program in order to prepare your new hires for real productivity on their first "real" day of work.
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On-boarding is the first step in ensuring a great employee experience starting on Day 1. Unfortunately, many companies are stuck in a 1970s model of onboarding. Are you prepared to start outstanding employee engagement with the first day of work?

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My Employee Onboarding Was a 600-Person Ice Breaker

My Employee Onboarding Was a 600-Person Ice Breaker | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
You find out where you sit, where the coffee machine is, and you start a day full of icebreakers. But how can you make your onboarding experience special?...
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Great example of a company going far beyond the typical on-boarding process. How do you make your on-boarding process "special" and unique - so that your new employees RAVE about it??

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If You Want to Keep Your Best Employees From Quitting, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

If You Want to Keep Your Best Employees From Quitting, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Getting new hires off on the right foot can make all the difference.
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Sometimes we forget about the importance of the on-boarding process as an effective retention tool. How do we wrap our arms around our new hire, making them feel coming aboard was one of the decisions of their life. Why do we sometimes cast them aside making them feel isolated and lonely?

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What is the Best Employee Onboarding Process

What is the Best Employee Onboarding Process | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
The best employee onboarding process will steer new hires toward success in their roles and create alignment with a company’s values.
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Have you given thought to improving your on-boarding process? How do you create a scenario in which the new employee thinks they've made the best decision of their life to join your organization - from the moment of the offer to their first 90 days on the job.

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The Secret to Employee Happiness is a Great Onboarding System

The Secret to Employee Happiness is a Great Onboarding System | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
It is impossible to overstate the importance of building a great employee onboarding system to solve the problem of employee turnover in the first 90 days.
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Most companies are horrible at their on-boarding process. In most companies the imprpvement of their on-boarding process is fake dress up = what my of my midwestern friends would call putting lipstcik on a pig. A great on-boarding process goes a long way to building engagement, encouraging motivation, and ensuring a successful relationship.

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To Engage and Retain Employees Provide a “Mini” Job Rotation During Employee Orientation

To Engage and Retain Employees Provide a “Mini” Job Rotation During Employee Orientation | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Have you noticed that, in many companies, employees often have no clue what many of the other employees in other functions do to support the overall organization?When you look at how companies typically onboard new employees and the lack of follow-up employee development training, it's not at all...
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This is an interesting idea for on-boarding. I actually had to do this years ago when starting a couple of new jobs. I think it's great way to gain appreciation for what goes on in other departments and a way to get to know folks.

 

Have you tried out this on-boarding idea in your organization. Even if it's not job rotation, it could at least be a shadowing experience.

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How to develop an employee engagement strategy for new employees

How to develop an employee engagement strategy for new employees | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
With up to 20% of staff turnover happening within the first 45 days on the job, it’s vital that leaders ensure the dream sold at interview is every part the reality, argues Kerry Drury....
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First the bad news: 20% turnover in first 45 days. Horrible!

 

What I liked about the article was what has been known up to this point as an on-boarding plan - takes on a new dimension as a customized employee engagement plan for each new hire.

 

What if you did this with every new hire?

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Employee Onboarding Training: 3 Tips To Follow

Employee Onboarding Training: 3 Tips To Follow | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Want to help your new hires become productive faster? Learn tips on how to shorten new hire time-to-productivity with employee onboarding programs.
Barry Deutsch's insight:

When we return to a regular pace and start hiring again - hopefully June/July, here are some ideas on how to improve the effectiveness of your on-boarding. Ensuring an employee gets off on the right foot and feels engaged from day 1 is a function of having an effective onboarding program. Is it time to take  a hard look at whether you're effective in this department?

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Onboarding New Employees

A Step-By-Step Guide to Onboarding New Employees | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
A good onboarding experience can set a new employee up for success. Check out this step-by-step guide to onboarding new employees.
Barry Deutsch's insight:

I am in the middle of updating my retention workshop called "You're the Person We Want To Keep".

 

One of the slides is about on-boarding since I get this question every time. In my research for this one element of the retention program, I came across this interesting article I wanted to share on the subject of on-boarding.

 

There are some real benefits from changing our approach - so many new employees either get off on the right foot - or their invisible forehead sign starts flashing "this place sucks" by about the 3rd day.

 

What's the biggest thing you've done to change your on-boarding program in the last year?

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