Onboarding matters. Organizations hire employees to get a job done. Those organizations which are able to harness the power of new employee knowledge, skills, and abilities quickly are more effective than those who do not. Understanding what new employee onboarding is, how to do it well, and how to facilitate the integration between the new employee and hiring manager is a major key to success. Organizations considered in the top 20% in terms of onboarding had 91% first year retention and 62% of new employees reaching first year goals compared to the bottom 30% of organizations who reported only 30% retention and 17% goal completion for the same time frame. The person within your organization who has the power to make or break a new employee’s success is the hiring manager. This white paper describes best practices and shows the importance of managers employing these best practices for onboarding new employees.
Workforce analytics in the cloud. Why now—and how you can make a business case for investment. The fact that most HR professionals and business leaders aren’t using workforce analytics, metrics, and tools to make informed workforce decisions is a serious issue, as the best business outcomes occur when people can make evidence-based decisions.
Companies need to expand their succession management practices to stay competitive within evolving markets. These firms can look to SuccessFactors as they take a new approach to succession management by implementing an ongoing and dynamic process that's linked to development, holistically integrated with other talent initiatives, and uses technology to manage the complexity.
Effective performance management (PM) programs can deliver significant, tangible benefits.
This white paper focuses on organizational practices designed to help maximize role clarity and role confidence for new employees.
There is some inclination by our execs to want to enshrine a training policy to make sure training of employees takes place/gets done. I'm not necessarily opposed, but I also am not convinced it's going to help much. We want to boost participation rates, but I feel like forcing employees to seek out training could backfire.
—Development Dilemma, agriculture/forestry, Lagos, Nigeria