First impressions with your company matter, both for your new hire and what they’ll share about your employment brand. A formal onboarding programs provides a big impact, which is why they are one of today’s hottest trends.
Onboarding solutions integrate with recruiting solutions so the transition from candidate to employee is effortless. They also integrate with performance and learning solutions so employees can start focusing on their future with the organization. Best of all, they are customizable so the company brand remains front and center.
Onboarding takes enthusiastic new hires and rapidly engages and connects them to the life of the organization. That engagement leads to employee commitment, and their commitment leads to accomplishment.
Offboarding is the strategic process for transitioning employees out of an organization, and unlike onboarding, it is often ignored. According to an Aberdeen report published last year, only 29 percent of organizations have an offboarding program in place.
For decades, learning in a corporate environment consisted of a day or a week of classroom-based training. However, technological advances delivered on the promise of a more complex learning protocol with automated, virtual, and experiential elements. At Connections 2014, SilkRoad’s annual user conference, a panel of learning professionals convened to discuss five major learning themes this year, including integration, mobility, engagement, compliance, and analytics.
It is hard to fault the idea that appraisal reveals an employee’s abilities and a development plan should follow naturally from that. The smooth link looks good on paper. The reality is a good deal messier. It is not that HR is doing something wrong, just that the process is harder than it looks. Understanding why it is hard will lead to better results.
Learning Management Systems (LMS) allow companies to focus on the right component of the learning process – and that is the learning. Administrative activities like registering for training or recording training completion are automated. Required compliance programs can be delivered online, reducing costs. Managers can share training feedback that supports the company’s business goals.
It’s a new day for corporate training and those who manage learning functions. Today, traditional training programs aren’t enough to meet growing demands for better company performance, consistent compliance, changing employee expectations, and cost control.
Performance appraisal reveals employee abilities. A development plan should follow naturally from that. The process, especially for SMBs or fast-growth companies, can be especially challenging. Understanding those challenges will lead to better results.
White Paper Published By: BI WORLDWIDE
Published Date: Feb 24, 2016
Learning is going global. It is happening with all types of learning – especially eLearning. At BI WORLDWIDE (BIW), we have found that global learning needs have increased by over 350% in the last two years. Market forces have been driving business to a global level for some time. The scale and speed of the change has been accelerating at a dramatic rate and where business expands, learning must follow.
White Paper Published By: BI WORLDWIDE
Published Date: Feb 24, 2016
ELearning and micro-Learning are popular ways to train and educate your new and existing employees, not to mention your sales force and channel. So we compiled the top five trends for eLearning in 2016. These trends hold true for all types of eLearning content - compliance training, product training, and sales training, just to name a few.
Tracking employee performance reviews and training with spreadsheets is time consuming, error-prone, and can even be a compliance risk.
Not only does making the smart switch to a talent system eliminate the time wasted on paper-based people management, but organisations with an integrated talent approach have 40% lower turnover in high performers.
But don't just take our word for it – download 8 reasons to stop managing your people with spreadsheets and find out why organisations just like yours have made the switch from paper to performance
Almost 20% of baby boomers will retire in the next 5 years, taking essential knowledge with them and vacating a significant number of leadership roles. With the Millennial generation now making up the majority of the workforce, outnumbering Gen X-ers, they will undoubtedly have to fill the gaps left by those heading into retirement.
While this might be a startling prospect for some organisations, the best approach is to embrace this shift in personnel and train your Millennials to be the managers and executives you want – and need - them to be.
The toxic employee: we've all worked with one and dread having them around. Cornerstone's recent study unveils how toxic employees affect morale, productivity and staff attrition.
Download our report, Toxic Employees in the Workplace - Hidden Costs and How to Spot Them, to access the results, including how:
• good employees quit at a 54% higher rate when they work with a toxic employee
• the cost to onboard a toxic employee is 3x that of a non-toxic employee
• to manage a toxic employee and what warning signs to look for during the interview process.
For many small to medium size companies, finding the time to proactively manage employee performance is difficult. The emphasis is more often on increasing revenues and achieving stability, especially in the early days. However, as businesses grow, the need for improving staff engagement, productivity and loyalty becomes increasingly important. It is at this critical stage that Performance Management can mean the difference between businesses that experience sustained growth and those whose momentum falters.
Even when organisations are aware of the importance of Performance Management, the tendency is to carry it out in an ad hoc manner. Such methods work with a low headcount, but as this increases, more formal processes are needed.
6 Steps to Performance Management Best Practice offers a practical guide for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that have identified Performance Management as part of their long term growth strategy. Drawing on industry research, client case studies and
Coaching is all about maximising performance, regardless of whether it’s a superstar looking to reach greater heights, a new hire wanting to start off on the right foot, or even a struggling employee who needs to improve. Anyone can be a coach, as long as they have certain intangible skills and receive the proper training. The company, coach, and employee need to agree on what to improve, how to do it, and how to define success. As long as everyone is on the same page and dedicated to professional development, the end result will be employees, and a bottom line, that reach their potential.
But how can you ensure that everyone from seasoned veterans to new hires
reach their full potential?
By offering coaching. Over 70% of employees who received coaching saw an increase in work performance, relationships, and communication skills, and 80% reported having more self-confidence.
White Paper Published By: Dice
Published Date: Feb 10, 2016
As the federal workforce nears retirement age, it is crucial for the government to hire members of the millennial generation, particularly in the mission-critical fields of science, technology, engineering and math where there is stiff competition with the private sector.
These results are a must-read for government officials who want to stay up-to-date with developing trends in recruiting.
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