Piles of paper, shelves full of folders, mountains of photocopies, filing cabinets that no one can ever seem to find the keys for when they need them. If this sounds like your HR Department, read on as we explain why you need to start moving with the times!
From new hires quitting in the first month to longstanding employees handing in their notice, employee retention is a costly issue that needs to be tackled.
It’s a rare workplace that is without its issues. But what happens when you take those issues and apply them to your teams that work remotely? You might find that problems that are fairly trivial in an office environment are suddenly magnified when they’re applied to your virtual staff.
You need to be getting feedback from your employees to increase retention and engagement. But here’s the thing: what questions should you be asking them to find out whether or not you have an employee who’s thinking about throwing in the towel on your hands?
The link between employee appreciation and retention isn’t rocket science: show your people you appreciate them and they’re more likely to do a good job. And less likely to spend their lunchtime scanning job sites! And the good news is, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune - or even anything at all.
Do you hire interns? If so, what do your new hire checklist and intern onboarding process look like? Do you approach internships as a valuable source of talent? Does your onboarding reflect that? Talent pipelines help you get first pick of smart individuals and internships can be a big part of that.