Are you aware that on average one-third of new hires will leave a job within six months of starting? Of those, 23% leave due to a lack of communication regarding their job responsibilities. Have you noticed similar trends with your business? If so, now is probably a good time to take a good hard look at your onboarding process. What steps have you put in place to help your new employees get acclimated to their new roles? Have you enacted measures to ensure all new hire paperwork is processed and filed quickly and efficiently? In this blog post, I want to demonstrate how a solid Onboarding process can not only simplify the life of your hiring manager but also set up your new employees for success right off the bat.
Did you know there are different types of Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS)?There are multiple acronyms used to describe HR software solutions, such as HRM (Human Resource Management), TMS (Talent Management System), ATS (Applicant Tracking System, but the most commonly used are HRIS (Human Resource Information System), HCM (Human Capital Management), and HRMS (Human Resource Management System). Whatever acronym you choose to use, there really isn’t much of a difference. It all depends on the scope of what the system can do. Obviously, the needs of a small start-up company will be different than for a multi-billion dollar company. According to betterbuys.com, the real concern for the different terms is among vendors fighting for search engine optimization (SEO).
Summer is finally here. Although we would all rather be at the beach or at the pool all day, most of us have to go to work. I sit by a window at work, so every day I look outside and wish I was out there enjoying the sun, but instead I have to sit at my desk and try to be productive. It is no secret that I am not the only one who struggles to stay productive during the summer, so what can managers do to encourage and help their employees stayed focused and productive at work?
It is common to worry about theft as a business owner, and because of that, we put many processes in place to prevent thievery from external sources. However, have you stopped to consider that there’s a very real possibility that theft is happening right under your nose? Across the country, hourly employees are costing businesses nearly $400 billion annually in lost productivity and time theft. Examples of this include punching in early, staying late, exaggerating hours, and of course “buddy punching”. For many employers, this can become a very real issue, especially if your company is made up of largely non-exempt employees. If this is the case, now is a great time for you to look at your current process and see where you can make some improvements.
Employee Self Service (ESS) is a feature that comes with most Human Resources softwares. Most companies are adopting it because of its many benefits, primarily because it saves time and reduces workload from HR staff. ESS allows employees to take care of different tasks that would otherwise be completed by an HR department staff member. Depending on the HRM software that a company goes with, employees are able to log into their portal at any time, anywhere, as long as they have access to the internet. There, they can view their pay stubs, work schedules, request time off, change their personal information, etc. If you are considering getting an ESS software, then you should read on the following pros and cons.
The hiring process as a whole can be quite a costly venture. It’s impossible to put an exact price on what each new employee is going to cost you, but HR professionals everywhere agree that it is not cheap. Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do to limit this price short of focusing time and energy on your employee retention rates. However, it isn’t just the monetary cost that makes hiring new employees such a headache. The time it takes to gather all the new employment documents and ensure they’re completed accurately alone is rather daunting, and that says nothing about the work that needs to be done after the employee starts. Often times the first day or two of a new hire’s training results in them filling out mounds of paperwork, and that doesn’t leave them with a great first impression of your company. With Dominion’s Onboarding software, you can say goodbye to this cluttered, unorganized process and say hello to a streamlined method that will save you time and boost your new hire retention.
At some point in our working lives, we’ve all been on one side or the other of an uncomfortable performance review. The meeting tends to be riddled with stress and ridicule and more often than not nothing productive comes from it. However, as a manager or supervisor, it falls on you to conduct these reviews at least once a year. The ideal performance review is meant to increase communication and put the employee on the right path to improving their potential in the workplace. They should be civil, informative, energizing, positive, and constructive, but the conventional review isn’t designed to work like that. The standard performance review usually ends up putting the employee on the defensive while the supervisor lists everything they’re doing wrong. Today, we’re going to dismantle this outdated review and discuss five steps you can take to improve your performance reviews and, in turn, the performance within your department.
Building a great team requires great leadership. If you notice your team is not as productive as usual, they seem burnt out, they have a lack of motivation, or they seem distracted, then it is time to step up and implement some team building strategies. There are many team building strategies out there, but I would like to share four that I believe can help out every team leader.