Your Orientation Just Cost You $20,000

Your Orientation Just Cost You $20,000 You’ve been through a mountain of resumes, hours of interviews, strategic salary negotiations, and finally made the offer to the perfect candidate, only to have them leave within the year. Why?  Most likely you lost them during orientation. And that cost you big time. Did You Know? Nearly 33%…

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Vendors And Partners – With A Little Help From My Friends

Vendors And Partners – With A Little Help From My Friends As John Lennon and Paul McCartney remind us, friends support us when we need it most. Our friends are the ones we count on for advice and the ones we trust in tough situations. They help us succeed. These friends are our partners. Why,…

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Orientation for the Next Generation

Orientation for the Next Generation Change is hard.  Management says, “We’ve always done it this way.” What management does not know is that the largest cultural shift in employment history is upon us. Today’s new employees are of the digital generation. A study done by Barnes and Noble College shows, while in college, today’s millennials…

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Enhance Your Orientation with Interactive Video

Enhance Your Orientation with Interactive Video As digital continues to effect orientation, we continue to see trends favoring not only video, but interactive video orientation.  Millennials are a big part of the change. Millennials know what technology is capable of. They are less accepting of outdated practices that could be improved. And, they want a…

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How To Persuade Your Boss to Support Your Ideas

How To Persuade Your Boss to Support Your Ideas Power and politics are facts of life in every organization, and your first political challenge is learning to gain support for your ideas and projects from your boss. While it might seem like your boss is predisposed to a quick, “No,” or, “It’s not in the…

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7 Tips To Keep A Good Employee

There is an impactful conversation in the TV series MAD MEN when Don, the boss, is arguing with Peggy, the copywriter. Don very sternly says, “It’s your job!  I give you money and you give me ideas!”  Peggy responds with, “But you never say thank you!”.  Don quickly snaps back, “That’s what the money is…

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Increase Employee Engagement with Technology

It is easy for companies to concentrate on Business-to-Business or Business-to-Customer communications.  It is easy to talk about what the business “does”.  However it is also easy for a company to forget about the largest dollar line item on the books, the employees.  Yes, Business-to-Employee communications is just as, if not more, important.  And more…

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The Power of Video Engagement with Employees

There is an old adage; when you say it, read it, and hear it you will learn it.  It’s true, and I have the college test scores to prove it.  The human brain retains information at a much higher rate when all senses are being stimulated.  Introducing video.  Video is the latest communications tool to…

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6 Critical Elements Your Employee Benefits Websites Must Have

Most employers have finally realized that their employees need a benefits website.  They need a single place online (outside the firewall) to house all their benefits information. But in today’s world, that just isn’t enough. To stay a step ahead of the competition, meet employee expectations, and get the most from your benefits—and website—investment, you…

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Is Your Employee Benefits Website the Center of Year Round Communications?

Communicating to employees should not start and stop with open enrollment. Best-in-class employee benefits websites facilitate an ongoing conversation with employees throughout the year, making it more likely that workers will value and effectively utilize all the offerings your company brings to the table. Ongoing Conversations An employee benefits website should not stop with benefits. It…

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