Onboarding Strategies Benefit Employers and Help New Employees Succeed

Onboarding Strategies Benefit Employers and Help New Employees Succeed

With the emphasis on growth and recovery in the current economic climate, strategies that help manage costs, increase productivity and retain employees are obviously important to an organization’s success. But one process that can help in all of these areas is sometimes under-utilized – onboarding. The term refers to the ways in which employers help new hires become engaged employees who are contributing to the company as quickly and efficiently as possible. While it may sound like simple common sense to welcome new workers, show them around and encourage them to ask questions, the specific approaches and tools an organization uses to facilitate the onboarding process can have a profound impact on the future of both new employees and employers. “‘You only get one chance to make a first impression’ is perhaps the most used phrase to introduce the concept of new employee onboarding. With onboarding, the initial experience with …

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5 Ways to Retain High-Potential Millennials

5 Ways to Retain High-Potential Millennials

The millennial generation is generally seen as people born between 1980 and the late 1990s, with some gradation on either side. The older ones have been in the workforce for a few years, and more are graduating from high school and college every year. They are tech savvy and flexible, but sometimes get a bad reputation for not feeling loyalty to a company, or for job-hopping too much. As more companies hire millennials, it’s important for HR managers to be familiar with retaining them. Here are 5 ways to retain high-potential millennial employees. 1. Provide Work-Life Flexibility A 2012 PricewaterhouseCoopers study done with the University of Southern California and the London School of Business found that 71% of millennials at PwC think work demands interfere with their personal lives. “They do want flexible hours, but not so they can screw around,” says Lisa Orrell, a San Jose, Calif.-based leadership coach, author …

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Reach a Diverse Candidate Pool with Mobile Recruiting Technology

Reach a Diverse Candidate Pool with Mobile Recruiting Technology

Increasing diversity within an organization offers multiple benefits that go far beyond simply being in compliance with federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations. Employees who come from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and cultures often bring fresh ideas and perspectives to a company – contributing to its ability to innovate and succeed in the long-term. What are the best ways for HR leaders to connect with a diverse pool of appropriate candidates? Organizations still relying on traditional technologies and methods could be using dated, less effective approaches. Instead, employers need to be aware of data showing that minority populations in the U.S. are currently accessing the web in record numbers, primarily from mobile devices. Simply put, companies can now quickly find and meet many new candidates where these potential employees are – on their mobile devices. What the Research Shows Pew surveys reveal that both African Americans and English-speaking …

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Communicating Benefits to Millennials

Communicating Benefits to Millennials

Anytime a new generation comes into the office, they bring with them their styles and attitudes. Millennials are energetic, technology-savvy and educated. And benefits matter to Millennials (defined as anyone born between 1981 and 1994). Nearly half (49%) of Millennials cited the employee benefits they received as a strong driver of financial security and peace of mind. However, just like all your other employees, you have to do a good job communicating your benefits if you want Millennials to understand and use the plans. So squeeze into those skintight jeans and follow these communication tips. Use social media to reach them. Younger workers are online all the time. And they’re all over the place – from Pinterest to YouTube. You can’t expect them to dig around for your benefits information when their attention is scattered and limited. Instead, give them important benefits information on the platforms they use. Facebook and …

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Challenges of Managing Certificates of Insurance in Real Estate

Challenges of Managing Certificates of Insurance in Real Estate

Managing certificates of insurance represents a big challenge for real estate and property management organizations. When property changes hands, for example, there can be a lapse in coverage, and that can mean a big risk for the new owner or manager. “Insurance is one of the primary mechanisms for managing a property owner’s downside risk,” says Marc Cook, senior managing director of client services at Crossman & Co. “These documents provide evidence that tenants and vendors have proper insurance coverages in place, and in sufficient amounts, to financially protect themselves, the property owner, and other applicable parties if an incident should occur which causes harm or loss to a guest at the property.” These are some of the top challenges involved in managing COIs in real estate. Acquisitions and Management When a property changes hands or new management takes over, it’s easy to lose track of COIs.  Buyers must make …

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