More than 93% of employers believe that onboarding plays a critical role in an employee’s decision to stay or leave the company. And indeed, skipping onboarding can be costly: on average, it costs $1830 to onboard an employee, with small and medium-size organizations spending $600-1800 per employee and large organizations spending over $3000. Beyond the financial costs, a poor onboarding experience can also lead to decreased employee productivity, increased turnover, and a negative impact on company culture to name a few. Thus, effective onboarding is and should be a critical aspect of any organization's employee strategy, setting the tone for an employee's journey from day one and beyond - ensuring that new hires integrate into the company culture and become productive team members. In this article, we will explore the importance of effective onboarding and share best practices for onboarding new employees.
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Employee surveys can be a valuable tool for understanding your organization. After all, employees are the team’s heart and soul, they are what makes up your organization's heartbeat. While gauging employee satisfaction in one-on-one or team meetings can be challenging, purposefully crafted team survey questions can empower yous to gain a deeper understanding of their employees' needs. To help you get started, we've compiled a list of essential employee survey questions covering various topics. Ready to discover which questions to include in your next employee survey?
Have you felt the need to be “always on”, constantly responding to messages and notifications? While the convenience of real-time communication is undeniable, it can sometimes come with its own set of drawbacks. In fact research confirms that increased screen time correlates with stress, poor physical health, and cognitive impairment, poor decision-making and declining motivation levels. Therefore, also expecting your employees to always respond to all communication instantly isn’t always the best idea. Instead, fostering an asynchronous communication culture can be preferable in several scenarios spanning today’s world of dynamic, interconnected teams. Let’s explore what it is and how to use it to your advantage.
Employee experience can seem like a puzzle that needs solving. However, a little empathy and a smattering of personal interest can go a long way. Put simply, employee experience is the summation of adventures, perceptions, and emotions that your employees associate with your organization throughout the employee lifecycle.
In organizations worldwide, 77% of the workforce remains disengaged, which poses a substantial threat to productivity, profitability, and overall success. With a highly engaged workforce, businesses can avoid obstacles such as decreased productivity, increased turnover rates, and the potential erosion of customer loyalty. Employee engagement isn't merely a matter of personnel management; it is a business imperative that demands attention from company leadership. By the end of this article, you'll be equipped with actionable information to make a persuasive case for prioritizing employee engagement in your organization.
Have you ever felt the weight of unspoken workplace frustrations? Your company's success depends on addressing these very issues – it's all about employee engagement. While sometimes overlooked, it's undeniably vital. In fact, companies with high employee engagement levels leave their less-engaged counterparts in the dust, outperforming them by an impressive 202%. So, what precisely is an employee engagement score, why is it significant, how to measure it and what steps can you take after you’ve gathered the score?
Prioritizing employee experience (EX) has become a crucial aspect of creating a positive and engaging work environment. While the concept of employee experience is not new, only recently there has been a significant shift in focus towards enhancing the experiences of frontline employees. So where do we begin with understanding the driving factors behind the demand for a reevaluation of our approach to frontline employee experience? And what role does internal communication play in this shift?
Fostering an inclusive environment is not just an ethical imperative; it's also essential for business success. One group often overlooked in the quest for inclusion is neurodivergent employees. Neurodiversity encompasses a range of neurological conditions, including autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and more, individuals in this category can bring unique talents and perspectives to the workplace. One powerful tool for promoting inclusivity and effective communication with neurodivergent employees are mobile employee apps. In this blog post, we'll explore how such apps can bridge the communication gap to help organizations by recognizing and accommodating their individual needs and differences.
Too much information can be a bad thing for your employees. Psychologists have a word for this – information overload, also known as cognitive overload. It occurs when an individual is exposed to more information than their mind and sensory organs can handle.