Hold Fast to Top Performers and Get New Employees Productive Without Delay
our Fall Client Advisory Board (CAB) meeting two breakout sessions generated a lot
of interesting, thought provoking discussion. One
breakout centered on onboarding issues while another tackled the workforce issues
being driven by the current economic conditions.
CAB members placed a high priority on improving the onboarding process currently in
place at their organization. One of biggest
issues that everyone is facing is getting the onboarding solutions to communicate
directly and seamlessly with the established HRMS. The
goal of speeding the impact of new employees by having them ready on day one was common
to nearly everyone. Many pointed out
that the current forms in use in their organization don’t necessarily lend themselves
to an electronic form. Being careful
to be on the lookout for terminology on the forms that the new employee will not be
familiar with is also important. Electronic
onboarding brings a lot of leverage but careful planning and a close review of how
things are being done with the manual methods are keys to success.
the group’s discussions on the current economic situation it is clear most organizations
are putting a significant amount of energy into keeping the best talent with the organization. From
directing the small pools of raises to top performers to making sure managers are
providing regular feedback through performance reviews, HR teams are striving to help
their organizations make sure that the top talent stays with the organization. By
and large most organizations have lost all of the people they could afford to lose
and are focusing now on holding steady and managing attrition to lower levels.
was reminded onced again that Client Advisory Boards are terrific ways to share common
issues and bring fresh ideas to the table. If
you are not involved in a Client Advisory Board I would encourage you to consider
joining one to bring more value to your HR team. Plus,
you can have direct input on your HR service provider’s offerings.
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