8 Powerful Onboarding Strategies to Engage New Employees _____________________
Don’t let new hires go into their first day blind.
How many employees worldwide do you think are truly engaged and enthusiastic about their work? 30%? Maybe 50%? Plot twist: it’s just 15% according to Gallup, which is a huge financial drain for businesses considering that offices with engaged employees are as much as 43% more productive.
With all of this in mind (and our own Onboarding Summit almost upon us), we thought it was the perfect opportunity to go back-to-basics with our list of 8 Powerful Onboarding Strategies to Engage New Employees:
Creating An Inclusive Workplace For Disabled Employees _____________________
Leveraging Employee Resource Groups to recruit diverse candidates.
There is no one-size-fits-all proposal to create a workplace that’s inclusive of all people with disabilities. Yet there are lessons we can
draw from companies (such as Esurance) that have successfully created an environment and culture inclusive to all employees.
Employee resource groups are the backbone of Esurance’s diversity and inclusion efforts. Employee resource groups, also commonly known as business resource groups or affinity groups, are gaining popularity as more companies see their potential. In fact, 90% of Fortune 500 companies utilize employee
resource groups because they have a strong track record of success.
The purpose of these groups is for employees with similar backgrounds, experiences, or priorities to come together to address common concerns and support one another.
HR needs to embrace technology while maintaining human connections.
The future simply came too fast for HR. As new technology is increasingly introduced in the workplace, HR faces an existential moment–it’s time for HR departments to stand up and fight to keep the Human in HR. But that doesn't mean HR should resist technology adoption. HR won’t win the race for talent fighting against the accelerating pace of technological disruption. On the contrary, HR needs to embrace technology. It needs to step up its game and assume its role as a human advocate in this digital world, and stop hiding behind the masks of administrative and compliance cops. If HR doesn't respond–and do it fast–Human Resources will quickly become the High-performance Robot department.
Wearable Safety Technology in the Workplace _____________________
The future of workplace safety!
So, what is wearable technology? Wearables can include any type of “smart” personal device. In our everyday lives, we think fitness trackers and smartwatches. In the workplace, that definition expands to include all types of “James Bond-esque” type equipment. EHS wearable tech could include such things as: