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How Do I Set Up an Onboarding Program?

July 8, 2014
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I am overseeing the inception of an online onboarding/orientation site for new employees. How do I gather peer-reviewed information/suggestions to complete the project (we need to have it up and running by September 2014)? What are the characteristics of a successful implementation and, conversely, what challenges are we most likely to encounter? Are there any good case studies or user examples of how this can be done successfully?

— Still Learning, Education, Manchester, New Hampshire


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How Do We Master New-Employee Orientation?

March 28, 2014
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What are the key components to successful orientation of new employees, from both the employer and employee perspective? Once the offer letter has been extended, signed and returned, what should be included in the process to give a good and lasting impression?

 

— Appearances Matter, human resources consultant, finance/insurance/real estate, Philadelphia


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How Should We Treat Our Contingent Workforce?

December 4, 2013
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We are an apparel maker that uses contingent workers for a variety of high-level tasks, such as designers and engineering. Is it important for us to engage them like our paid staff, and if so, why and how do we do it? 

—Laboring to Make the Connection, generalist, manufacturer, Memphis, Tennessee


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Holy Crap(s)

November 12, 2013
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I’d never played craps before. But at a recent conference at the Mandalay Bay resort I gave it a try. Almost immediately, the employees manning the tables earned my respect.
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Study Touts the Benefits of Internal Social Networking Sites

February 4, 2013
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A recent study conducted by Baylor University found that developing an internal social networking site could help a company acclimate its new hires into the corporate culture, improve employees' morale and reduce turnover rates.
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Foul-ups Trump Safeguards in UBS Scandal

September 27, 2011
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In the aftermath of such blatantly avoidable foul-ups, can you recall a single instance when outside analysts concluded that systems and processes had not been put in place or learning had not been delivered? I can't. It's the failure to act in line with all of these safeguards that's the issue.
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Dear Workforce What Is the No. 1 Metric We Should Be Reporting to Our CEO?

September 7, 2011
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What is the No. 1 HR metric we should be reporting to our CEO? —The Most Important Thing, product manager, software/services, Quebec
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