The employee lifecycle

The employee life cycle continues to shorten with each generation. The current expected tenure for junior roles is 18 months to 3 years. For intermediate roles the average tenure is 3-5 years, and for VP or C-Level executives the average tenure is only 3 years. It is important for job seekers and hiring managers to understand all the steps in the Employee Lifecycle, as an average employee may complete this loop more than 15 times in...

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Managing mass hiring

There have been several times in my HR career that I have been saddled with the task of hiring a large number of people in a short time. The last time I did this, I found myself hiring about 100 employees for a new grocery store location. Such an undertaking is stressful to say the least.

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5 Reasons To Onboard Millennials Online

Why Online Onboarding is the Better Way For Millennials What type of employees are you hiring?  What generation are they in?  As the millennial generation (also commonly known as Gen-Y and includes births from 1982 – 2000) grows in the workforce and baby boomers retire, managers and human resources professionals need to think about the generational differences between baby boomers and millennials. With millennials projected to reach...

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Onboarding Temps: Its Worth The Time Investment

Hiring temporary staff is a popular way to tackle a worker shortage without significantly growing company overheads. It’s important, though, that businesses don’t cut costs that contribute to the success of the temp worker and the company as a whole. One area that often gets cut or neglected for temporary staffers is onboarding and orientation. While companies should expect to get an individual who possesses critical job...

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Hi I’m New Here.. What On Earth Am I Supposed To Do?!

Orientation Questions Questions are a powerful learning tool.  Asking questions during the first three months of employment is a critical strategy used by all new employees no matter the type of job, job level, or organizational sector. Your new employees need to be encouraged to ask lots of questions. A great orientation and onboarding process anticipates the questions new employees need answered and provides both a formal and...

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Getting the Most from Contract Employees in the On-demand Economy

As has forever been the case, or so it seems, new labels and buzz words abound. Those that stick are able to clearly describe something in a word or two. Those describing our present day economy and by extension our businesses and workplaces are definitely sticky. The On-Demand Economy Some economists describe it as the sharing economy and examples of sharing economy companies that are commonly used are Uber and Airbnb, which most of...

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Webcast: When Orientating New Employees Goes Wrong

Hear from Performance and Leadership experts Valerie Dixon and Jilaine Parkes on the consequences of doing your orientation badly and discover ways to get it right. Register here for this free webcast – happening Wednesday, 18 Feb at 1pm EST Learn how you can get a comprehensive orientation process that focuses more on establishing effective communication between new employees and managers so the new employees know they have...

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