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Posts Tagged ‘Onboarding’

The Best Onboarding Practices for Employee Engagement & Retention

February 28, 2020

“The real competitive advantage in any business is one word only, which is “people”. – Kamil Toume Almost all employers have enacted a new hire orientation that typically takes place on the first day of employment. As workplaces have evolved over the past decade, they’ve embraced the practice of...

How to Create an Effective Onboarding Program

November 21, 2018

  Now more than ever, employers are examining and expanding their engagement and retention efforts in order to remain competitive in their respective industries. With approximately 60 to 70 percent of all separations being voluntary, employers are reshaping the employee lifecycle to ensure their teams are engaged and committed...

Department Review: Making the Most of Your HR Function

June 15, 2015

At Helios we work with many organizations to conduct effectiveness and compliance audits of their HR Department, which includes a set of interviews with executive team members and employees at all levels of the organization.  One of the first questions that we always ask of all interviewees is, “in...

A Review on How To Successfully Onboard Your New Employee(s)

April 21, 2015

Onboarding: 1 Day Vs. 90 Days Effectively onboarding employees can go a long way in ensuring they become productive, engaged employees.  Although the focus is finally shifting to enriching onboarding programs, there are still many companies that believe onboarding consists of having the new hire complete the required paperwork...

Best Tips for Finding Employees Who Will Go the Distance

August 27, 2014

When looking to make a new hire, it is rare that a hiring manager would agree to interview a candidate whose mindset is joining an organization for only three to six months before moving on to something else.  To the contrary, when time, effort, and money have been put...

Taking on a New Role? How to Best Transition Your Responsibilities

August 25, 2014

Great news: you’ve been promoted to a new role! Now what? You might be thinking, “How will I be able to get all the work done that I am now responsible for and how will I take on this new role?”  Hold it right there!  The real question should...

Best Ways to Make Sure Your New Hire’s First Year is Successful

April 21, 2014

As managers, we've all been there: Human Resources contacts you and asks you to be a manager for a new employee who is starting in two weeks. So, what do you do? Well, the first step is to understand that an employee’s relationship with their manager is one...

Biggest Problems of Manually Tracking Applicants

March 26, 2014

Is your firm dependent upon talent acquisition to grow your revenue and bottom line? Are you struggling with the decision about buying an applicant tracking system (ATS) because of cost? The cost of a fully automated ATS can range from several thousand dollars to greater than $30,000...

Apollo Spotlight: Clinovations

May 13, 2013

This month Helios had the pleasure of interviewing Apollo Finalist, Clinovations, on their “collaborative development”. Attributing their fast growth success to their culture and foundation, Clinovations believes happy and engaged members are the key. Read below to read more about how they foster this caring environment. Helios: What makes...

How to Welcome New Employees and Make a Lasting Best Impression

April 29, 2013

No matter how exciting that new job is, without the proper welcome on the new hire’s first day, it may resemble the first day of freshman year of high school – awkward! Those age old questions resurface and new hires begin to think: Where will I sit? Where will...

How Effective is Your Onboarding Process?

April 11, 2012

By Helen Trainor, Senior Recruiter The MIT Sloan Management Review found that more than 25 percent of the working population will experience a career transition each year. Unfortunately, effective onboarding, or the process of assimilating new hires into the organization, is often neglected. As one of the most important functions...

Onboarding: The First Step in Retention and Productivity

January 31, 2010

An employee will remember their first day of work at a new job. They will remember if their new manager and team were eagerly awaiting their arrival with warm smiles. They will remember if their workspace was ready with an internet connection and ready phone line and even more...