New Employee Onboarding in a Tough Economy

New Employee Onboarding in a Tough Economy


During times of economic strife, such as we’re experiencing today, organizations are being forced to focus less on recruiting and onboarding and more on working with the employees they have. However, having a proper onboarding process and a system for automating and managing that process is still a major concern for many companies.

When times are tough, industries change as companies fight to survive through mergers and acquisitions. What happens when a company acquires or merges with another and Human Resources is faced with the daunting task of onboarding hundreds, or even thousands of employees in a single day?

Having a proper onboarding process and technology solution in place to automate tasks management and workflows, facilitate electronic forms completion, and socialize employees into their new environment is a must. Additionally, in the unfortunate event of layoffs, onboarding software should even be able to make the process of offboarding employees a smoother transition.

Making sure that employees affected by mergers or acquisitions maintain moral, engagement and productivity during these changing times is crucial to the organization and its ability to ride out a tough economy. The Human Resources Corporate Leadership Council found that increasing an employee’s level of engagement could potentially improve performance by 20 percent.

Automating forms and tasks management are key to managing an effective onboarding process. Several organizations that achieved Best-in-Class results automating their processes uncovered costs savings and productivity gains that significantly impacted their organization’s bottom line. Being able to cut costs and improve employee moral are crucial during tough economic times.


Source by Jaclyn Branch

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