Retention strategies are often thought of as tactics used to re-engage existing employees and reduce their likelihood of leaving after a period of employment. In reality, retention should be thought of as a primary focus to be strategized upon and implemented from the moment the employee gets hired.
With every New Year comes new laws and changes to state and Federal forms. Though many new laws are state specific and might not impact you, it is always a good idea to keep an eye open on what’s out there as they soon may be in a state near you. California is usually the frontrunner (whether you view that as good or bad) in workplace laws. Spurred by the #MeToo movement, in 2018, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed eight bills aimed at preventing sexual and other forms of harassment in the workplace.
The onboarding process is often a time-consuming step in the new hire journey. The sheer amount of paperwork required by a company for a new hire to work can bog down the first day of a new job, and it can slow down the ramp up time of getting that employee on the floor and productive. Yet, it is critical, and some of the needed paperwork and authorization, such the I-9 form and E-Verify process, have to be done in a timely manner in order to stay compliant with the Federal government.
With Millennials and Gen Zers moving into the workforce daily, the “old school” process of a one-day onboarding has become a thing of the past.