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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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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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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....
Barry Deutsch's insight:

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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