Why Employee Handbooks Lead to Happier Employees

RecruitLoop

Having a well-written employee handbook, it turns out, can be a wonderful recruitment and retention tool for your business. Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Meenal Upadhyay with Fit Small Business. Her opinions are her own. If there was one simple thing you could do to have happier and more productive employees, would you do it? 1. […]. Building Culture Guide Hiring Talent Leading People SMEs Startups

HR Guide: Creating The Perfect Employee Handbook

Rezoomo

Employee handbooks are typically boring. But they are important an employee handbook not only helps protect your company from legal claims and ensure regulatory compliance, but it can also be beneficial to a companies culture. Your employee handbook should be a guide that your employees want to interact with on a regular basis. What is an employee handbook? Start your handbook by telling your employees your company’s mission and values.

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Unlimited PTO May Help Solve Your Recruitment and Retention Issues

Recruiting Daily Advisor

According to a blog post from Paychex , “From newsletters to staff meetings, rewards statements, and your employee handbook, make sure employees understand how PTO fits in with their overall benefits package and why they should adhere to specific guidelines to make it work for everyone. New PTO policies can also be discussed during employee benefits meetings or with clearly worded information in your employee handbook. Paid time off (PTO) has become a hot topic in the HR world.

3 onboarding approaches that help, rather than harm employee retention

WebRecruit

We’re talking about things like emergency contact information, an employee handbook outlining your firm’s vital policies and procedures, a health and safety guide and an offer letter and job description, the latter a useful reminder of their duties from their very first day. ‘Go So your carefully honed recruitment process management has done the trick, the perfect candidate has come through the interview with flying colours and they’re now ready to start working for you. What’s next?

How to Address High Turnover With Retail Employees

Achievers

It’s clear that improving employee retention in the retail sector is a critical way to cut costs, since you won’t have to invest so heavily in finding and training replacement workers. The bottom line about retail employee retention?

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Employee Retention Starts Before Day 1: New Hire Onboarding Tips

The Execu|Search Group

Outline policies: In addition to discussing work responsibilities, be sure that you take your new hire through an employee handbook or similar literature that outlines key policies like time off and hours of operation. The post Employee Retention Starts Before Day 1: New Hire Onboarding Tips appeared first on The Execu|Search Group. Employer Insight Hiring Trends employee retention onboarding

Staffing News Of The Day, January 3, 2013

Staffing Talk

Employee Retention Crucial in 2013; Glassdoor Survey Reveals Nearly One in Five Will Look for New Job in Next 3 Months. The Essential Employee Handbook: Sample Policies, Employment Law Issues, Self-Audit Tips. News Adecco Daniel Pink dress code EEOC Employee Handbook Hudson Highland Group January 3 MidOcean Partners Neustar NLRB Smart-Tek Solutions Staffing News of the Day Trucept Vista StaffingPrivate Sector Adds 215K Jobs in December. FOX Business].

Recruitment Tools for Hiring and Retaining Auto Technicians

Hireology

Dealerships need to have a paperless process to onboard auto technicians — and other employees — including receiving the company HR handbook and signing tax documents electronically. Automotive Blog Automotive Hiring Employee Retention Hiring Auto Technicians

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Top Workforce Challenges and Trends Impacting the Healthcare Industry in 2020

Achievers

In order to maintain the high level of patient care that many healthcare organizations aspire to, both employee recruitment and retention must become a priority. In fact, improved employee engagement can increase job satisfaction, boost productivity , and increase retention. .

40+ Ways to Reduce Turnover & Become a M.A.G.N.E.T. Employer

Achievers

As retention experts, we continue to compile effective strategies for reducing turnover. Ensure retention is top priority – otherwise recruiting efforts are a band-aid. Ensure handbook/policy language reflects intended culture and is jargon-free. E mpowered Retention Champions. Before hiring a new recruiter, consider hiring a retention director. Employee turnover is running rampant in most organizations today.

40+ Ways to Reduce Turnover & Become a M.A.G.N.E.T. Employer

Achievers

As retention experts, we continue to compile effective strategies for reducing turnover. Ensure retention is top priority – otherwise recruiting efforts are a band-aid. Ensure handbook/policy language reflects intended culture and is jargon-free. E mpowered Retention Champions. Before hiring a new recruiter, consider hiring a retention director. Employee turnover is running rampant in most organizations today.

5 Tips for Onboarding New Hires During COVID-19 

InFlight

Employee handbook . According to the Harvard Business Review , organizations with a standardized onboarding process experience a 62% boost in new hire productivity, along with a 50% boost in new hire retention. .

A Real Talent Strategy, Terminate Employment At-Will

Fistful of Talent

I’m certain the person doing on-boarding at your company blows through that section of the handbook pretty quick. But why is employment at-will still so prominently featured in the handbooks of even the most progressive and enviable forward-thinking organizations today, nearly a century and a half after it was first documented?! This stuff is nice but it doesn’t materially move the retention needle. That’s a retention strategy that will make a difference.

Top 9 Paperless Onboarding Software Features | ClearCompany

ClearCompany Recruiting

Company policy and/or employee handbook acknowledgments. Plus, a regular feedback schedule can boost employee retention by almost 15 percent. HR analytics can help offer insight into new hire retention and other onboarding metrics.

The 3 Most Effective Ways to Differentiate Your Employer Brand

Rally Recruitment Marketing

Or take a page out of Dell’s handbook and show what you’re doing to achieve a certain level of representation within your organization. The idea of the “untapped channel” is exciting to us recruitment marketers, especially in today’s noisy, competitive talent market.

Onboarding Checklist For New Hires

McQuiag

This means identifying their technology needs and shipping their equipment before their start date, making sure all the paperwork is in with HR, and getting a copy of the employee handbook ready. Employee retention Employee Onboarding

How All-Remote Work Can Lead to Success

Glassdoor for Employers

It works for us – our employee retention rate was just shy of 87% in September and our voluntary attrition rate was under 10% – and we firmly believe it can work for any company. This freedom results in productive and happy employees – our retention results say it all.

How To Build An Effective Employee Welcome Package

JazzHR

This makes onboarding an essential element in your HR service and a significant component for your employee engagement and retention. Include an employee handbook . Consider creating a handbook outlining clear company expectations, policies, and rules. Carve the way for a lifelong-learning culture by highlighting your company’s culture and offerings with a clear and concise handbook. . Here’s what you should include in your handbook: .

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5 Steps to Include in Your New Employee Onboarding Process

JazzHR

But if you adopt a comprehensive onboarding process, you can boost retention rates by 82%. Print off copies or share onboarding documents , like the employee handbook, digitally before Day 1. As a new HR department, you aren’t only responsible for taking on new employees.

The chronic problem of the working vacation

Linkup

Revise company handbooks and update intranets as necessary. Culture & Diversity Engagement & Retention culture PTO vacation work-life balanceWith summer just around the corner, many workers are dreaming of fun and relaxing vacations. For some, unfortunately, these will forever remain a dream. A true vacation means taking time off, disconnecting from work and genuinely enjoying what you’re planning to do.

Recruitment Tools for Hiring and Retaining Auto Technicians

Hireology

Dealerships need to have a paperless process to onboard auto technicians – and other employees – including receiving the company HR handbook and signing tax documents electronically. Automotive Blog Automotive Hiring Employee Retention Hiring Auto TechniciansHiring and retaining quality auto technicians is increasingly becoming one of the biggest challenges facing the retail automotive industry today.

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Why Employees Stay at Small Businesses

Capterra

Businesses with high retention can focus more on what ultimately matters: cultivating an attractive company culture, building a great product, and achieving growth and profitability. It’s time for small businesses to address these issues, not only for short-term employee health and productivity but also for long-term retention and growth. If you bury your mission and values in the back of the employee handbook, no one will follow them, let alone remember what they are.

5 Mistakes New HR Departments Should Avoid

JazzHR

And a lackluster onboarding program can be detrimental to retention rates. Develop an employee handbook and establish your company’s human resource standards sooner, rather than later. . Building a new human resources department from scratch is no easy feat.

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Employee benefits: A guide on common and best benefits

Workable

From law-mandated insurance to free snacks, benefits and perks can play a big role in talent attraction and employee retention. And with good reason: they’re one of the most basic employee engagement and retention strategies, and they support talent attraction as well. Include a description of benefits and perks in your Employee Handbook. mployee engagement HR Toolkit Tutorials Compensation & Benefits Employee retention HR professional Workplace

What is onboarding and how to get it right

Workable

So onboarding new employees effectively can improve your company’s employee retention. You can prepare a welcome package with company swag or send them your employee handbook in advance. A well-thought-out onboarding program – taking into account these four steps – could make all the difference in successful employee retention and engagement. It’s imperative both to employee retention and engagement that new hires know your company values them right from the start.

5 Features Included in Hireology’s Post-Hire Employee Management Suite

Hireology

Studies show that great onboarding is directly linked to better retention. New hires can also electronically sign tax forms, employment verification, and handbooks. Hireology has always been a leader in providing tools for enhancing your recruiting and hiring efforts.

How Employers Can Make Paying It Forward Pay Off

Recruiting Daily

By giving employees time to give back without giving up PTO to do so, VTO has proven a great recruiting and retention tool at companies like Caesars Entertainment, whose employees paid it forward by distributing energy efficient lightbulbs on Earth Day, to a division of Honda whose book drive proved so popular that it spawned an entire VTO program which allows employees to take time to go read these books to local elementary school students, too.

HR Takes Center Stage During the Pandemic

Recruiting Daily Advisor

If there is a silver lining to be found in this year, it lies in the opportunities to positively impact employee morale, well-being, retention, and productivity—all elements necessary for business growth and profitability.

How Talent Pool Development Can Keep You One Step Ahead

PandoLogic

As retention rates reach record lows and talent gaps widen, talent pool development becomes a more valuable resource for HR teams. Building a talent pool can save you time and money during recruitment — and is essential for growing organizations.

Payroll and HR Tasks to Complete When an Employee Leaves

Hireology

No matter how great your company culture or retention, you will inevitably have employees that choose to leave your healthcare agency. If you do decide to require this at your company, make sure it’s included in your employee handbook.

Transgenderism In The Workplace: The New Not-So-New Normal

Fistful of Talent

Review your company handbook to make sure that it includes clear policies against discrimination and harassment, and the handbook needs to be distributed to employees with attestation of receipt. In any organization, Human Resources is instrumental in building an innovative and creative environment, which will ultimately attract top talent and positively impact your retention. Many years ago I met a co-worker, Terry.

How to Onboard Healthcare New Hires Fast (and Remotely!)

ApplicantStack Recruiting Software

Employee handbook. Structured onboarding with an HRMS improves engagement, retention, and your overall employer brand. Many healthcare facilities are ramping up hiring for departments affected by COVID-19. An HRMS with a new hire onboarding portal is quick, easy, and compliant.

Wrongful Termination: Protect Yourself Before There’s An Issue

Hireology

Just as there are a handful of colleges with 100% acceptance rates, odds are there’s some visionary company out there that’s pulled off 100% employee retention. To develop effective, repeatable, documented termination procedures, you’ll need to start where so many workforce compliance initiatives start: your employee handbook. Make sure your employee handbook contains language that accurately reflects the terms of employment that apply to your workforce.

Employee Onboarding Lessons from LinkedIn and Twitter

Hireology

Employee onboarding tasks that can be completed digitally before the first day include: Signing the employee handbook, filling out direct deposit information for automated payroll, completing tax forms, submitting benefits paperwork, and more.

Onboarding remote employees: A standardized process for the win

Workable

A good onboarding process can increase new hire productivity by 70% and employee retention by 82% according to Sapling , an onboarding/offboarding platform. Have a handbook ready – packed with information. Similarly to #2 is an employee handbook.

Every HR Director Should Avoid These 50 Mistakes

CakeHR

Culture is more than just a buzzword and impacts the organization greatly with brand identity, increased loyalty, higher attraction and retention of the best talent and creates advocates out of current employees. Dismissing the idea of a company handbook.

Know Everything about the Unlimited Vacation Policy- An Extensive Guide

CuteHR

They are quintessential during hiring and retention. Blend the policy with your core value Communicate Policies in Employee Handbook Refurbish how you measure success Show how it’s done. Communicate Policies in Employee Handbook. Include them in the employee handbook.

Using people analytics to improve health care performance

Bersin

Qualitative measures that are based on a company’s mission statement, its HR handbook, or an individual’s experiences during employment often guide critical workforce decisions; however, this lens provides only a partial view into an organization’s “people portfolio” —blind spots are common. 2 2016 National Healthcare Retention & RN Staffing Report, NSI Nursing Solutions Inc., 3 2016 National Healthcare Retention & RN Staffing Report, NSI Nursing Solutions Inc.,

The Key to Happy Employees Is a "Holistic" Corporate Culture, MetLife Finds

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

Make employees aware of what their benefits are through a company website, the provider's website, in-person group presentations, benefits handbooks and one-on-one guidance. Training employees as new technology becomes available will also help with employee retention rates. As technology continues to blur the lines between home and the office, employees are looking to their employers for help striking a work-life balance.

8 Best Human Resource Management Books of 2020

Teamweek

For teams focused on employee retention. If you want to read a remote work handbook chock-full of practical advice and guidelines, this is the one to start with. Here is a list of our suggestions for the best human resource management books of 2020.