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Posted May 27, 2016 by

Onboarding should focus on new hire experience

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When creating onboarding programs, employers should consider the interests of their new hires. This means focusing on what makes new hires comfortable and engaged with the onboarding process. Companies can take steps to create a smooth transition into the workplace for new employees. Andre Lavoie, CEO and Co-Founder of ClearCompany, shares ways employers can build effective onboarding programs for new hires.

“A strong onboarding program is created with the new hire experience in mind. Many employers fail to make the first few days for employees exciting or fun. Bring people on and get them excited immediately.

Onboarding starts before new employees ever step foot in the office. So provide them with plenty of information about the company, who they’ll be meeting in the first few days, and what to expect from the entire process of getting oriented with their workspace, team, and tasks. Create an agenda before hiring employees.

Make employees feel comfortable with a clean, new space to work and introduce them to their colleagues. Encourage the staff to build casual relationships with new hires by taking them out to lunch; it establishes trust and respect. Essentially, employers are assigning mentors, employees the hires feel comfortable reaching out to.

Training should cover all of the protocols and procedures, but it needs to be engaging and can even be fun. Make it interactive; create games like scavenger hunts or other competitions to break the ice while also being informative. Technology is great for onboarding because it provides a convenient, easily accessible resource for new hires to find basic information including the dress code, benefits details, and the like, and to see how they fit within the company as a whole.

Be clear about company expectations and invest in training new hires over several weeks. This makes it easier to offer feedback, and go over the first performance evaluation. Consistent feedback and constructive critiques will help them improve on concerns as they arise, resulting in better evaluations and improving the company’s quality of hire.”

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Andre Lavoie, CEO and Co-Founder of ClearCompany

Andre Lavoie, CEO and Co-Founder of ClearCompany

Andre Lavoie is the CEO of ClearCompany, the first talent alignment platform that bridges the gap between talent management and business strategy by contextualizing employees’ work around a company’s vision and goals. You can connect with him and the ClearCompany team on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Posted May 27, 2015 by

Major Tips to Create Dynamic Presentations

Businessman giving presentation on projector screen to colleagues in office

Businessman giving presentation on projector screen to colleagues in office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In today’s world, no one has time to sit and read lengthy instructions or pages full of information. The emphasis is placed instead on convenience and efficiency. Individuals, be they students or professionals, are busier than ever. They have more on their plate than they ever have before. Students, for example, tend to be taking more credit hours, working more hours, and spending more time on extracurricular activities than in the past. They don’t have the time or desire to spend their precious free time on anything that is less than compelling. Professionals are in the same boat: today’s professional works more hours than in the past, in part thanks to the ever-changing methods of communication. They are almost always able to be in contact with customers, coworkers, and loved ones. (more…)

Posted October 24, 2014 by

5 Ways to be More Successful Starting Today

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Recruiting

For the majority of individuals, success is very much a possibility. However, successful people get to where they are because of a conscious choice to act and behave in ways that promote a healthy career.

Below, our headhunters have defined 5 ways that successful people operate. By knowing their methods and mindset, you are able to immediately begin a journey that, ultimately will lead to a more lucrative, fulfilling job. (more…)

Posted September 15, 2014 by

Are You a Recent Graduate Searching for Jobs? Keep in Touch with Contacts on the Rise

As a recent graduate searching for jobs, you never know who might be able to help you now but also in the future.  The following post shares why you should keep in touch with those contacts who are working their way up in their careers.

By Andrew Sobel, Big 4 Guest Blogger A client of mine was promoted to a very senior position in a large, Fortune-100 company. She had been the deputy in her area, and was now at the top. She told me that the day her promotion was announced in the newspapers, she got dozens of calls from

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Posted June 16, 2014 by

College Graduates, Have You Found New Jobs for Your Careers? 11 Tips for a Successful Transition

College graduates who have accepted new jobs for their careers experience a time of transition that takes place, leaving one employer for another one.  In the following post, learn 11 tips for a successful transition in the workplace.

Have you decided that the best way to progress your career is to move to a new firm? Heather Townsend, co-author of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’, shares 11 tips on how to not just survive, but thrive in your new firm. 1. Stop yourself from saying ‘when I was at….’ Given your career history,

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Posted April 18, 2014 by

Are You Trying to Find Jobs for College Students? 5 Tips for Your College Career Center to be Most Helpful

If you’re searching to find jobs for college students, don’t expect your college career center to get you the job.  However, it can be most helpful to your search by using the tips in the following post.

I often hear recent college graduates complain that their career services center didn’t get them a job. What many students don’t understand is that it’s not the career development centers’ duty to get them a job. The center is not a placement organization. Career services professionals provide students with the

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Posted November 08, 2013 by

Interviewing for Jobs for Recent College Graduates? Create an Agenda

For candidates interviewing for jobs for recent college graduates, planning ahead can help boost their chances to make the most of interviews.  In the following post, learn how to create an agenda to make you feel more comfortable for this important meeting.

It’s a good idea to set an agenda for a meeting, and the same is true for interviews. Walk in with an idea of what you want to get out of the interview and how to make it the most productive for you, and you’ll get much more out of it. (Click here to Tweet this

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Posted May 31, 2013 by

4 Issues for Employers Looking to Fill Jobs for Recent College Graduates and Other Positions

When it comes to talent in the job market, employers have questions on how they should approach different areas.  In the following post, learn four issues that employers should consider when trying to fill jobs for recent college graduates and other positions, as well as improving their brands.

by Claes Peyron Where is the talent market heading? What are the developments that we can expect in the coming years? What should we focus on to prepare for the changes to come? These are some of the questions that employers are asking themselves and perhaps more often today, given the rapid changes going on in the global

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