View from the Bridge: Four onboarding tips for new hires

October 25th, 2018

A WORD FROM THE TOP

We all know how difficult it is to find top talent in today’s employment market.  Hiring is extremely competitive, expensive and it can be very time consuming.  Imagine doing all that work and spending all that time and money and the new hire quits within the first year!  A key to a successful hire is how you bring them into your organization, how are you ”onboarding” your new hires?   Imagine showing up on the first day and it’s very clear that no one was really “expecting” you.  You’re plunked down at a desk told this is your computer, read this manual and feel free to ask questions, then you’re left on your own.  This happens more often than you may think.

The article below highlights 4 things to keep in mind while onboarding. Developing a formal onboarding process for your company could be the difference between keeping a great employee and losing them!

I also want to take a moment to welcome our newest HR Consultant, Allison Ribaux to the Vertical Bridge team.  Allison brings her passion for employee relations along with solid HR expertise in a number of different industries.  Please check out her full bio below.

Warm regards,

Sandra Reder, CPC
President

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IF YOU DON’T BOTHER TO DO THIS WITH YOU NEW HIRES, YOU’RE THROWING $10,000 DOWN THE DRAIN

Credit: Tommy Mello, INC.

Hiring is a long, hard process.

You’re not Google. Neither are you Apple. A-players aren’t fighting tooth and nail for a chance to work on your company. So it’s up to you to attract them with a kickass job description and a great company culture.

But here’s the thing:

Hiring isn’t just about attracting rockstar candidates, and conducting interviews. There’s another piece of the puzzle that’s equally important: and that’s onboarding newer hires.

According to a survey by BambooHR, 91 percent of HR managers think their onboarding processes need to be improved. And guess what? 45 percent of these managers believe that their companies waste up to $10,000 per year on ineffective onboarding processes. I mean, $10,000 is a lot of money. And it could be put to better use elsewhere, such as your marketing campaigns.

Want to work on your onboarding process, and make it more effective? Here are four tips that can help you do that.

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WELCOME A NEW VBer!

Allison Ribaux is an accomplished and passionate Human Resource professional with over 14 years of work experience in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Allison believes that honest communication and strong organizational values are the key to success and employee engagement. Workplaces and individuals are unique, and she strives to help organizations find solutions that fit their needs.

Originally from Montreal, Allison has been in Vancouver for almost a decade. In her spare time, she likes to explore the outdoors with her two dogs, hiking, running or biking around the lower mainland. Allison is also the Co-Founder of CAARE, a dog rescue that rehomes dogs in need from remote northern communities to the lower mainland.

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