A few years ago, I went to the SourceCon conference. During the event, one of the speakers asked the crowd how many people texted candidates and quite a few people raised their hand, more than I would have suspected at that time. Since then, I have continued to hear more and more people talk about texting candidates. If you’re not texting candidates, you might be behind the curve in today’s competitive talent market.
Regardless of what we call it, we know onboarding is the process new hires (or newly promoted employees) go through to become productive. The question is, do organizations know how well onboarding works for them? There’s only one way to find out the effectiveness of the company’s onboarding process: by conducting an assessment.
Any time you create a program, it’s necessary to measure the results. Even the incredibly informal “Let’s do it and see what happens” approach considers evaluation. But the measurement and evaluation portion of any program needs to be well thought out. Measure the wrong thing and the program can look like a failure (when it’s not) or vice versa.
Topics: Human Resources
There’s an old saying that says, “Employees don’t leave jobs, they leave managers.” And it’s often true. Throughout my career, I’ve talked to hundreds of employees who love the company and their work, but they can’t stand their manager. So they leave. Sometimes they will just transfer to a different department or another location. Sometimes they will leave the organization all together.