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What Employers Must Know When Drug Screening Applicants

What Employers Must Know When Drug Screening Applicants

Did you know that the percentage of US employees testing positive for drugs has increased over the past 2 years? This includes an increase in usage across nearly all workforce categories and drug test specimen types, according to Quest Diagnostics. Drug screening is...

Making a Case for Employee Onboarding with your Applicant Management System

by | Feb 1, 2016 | Applicant Management, applicant management software, applicant tracking software, employee handbooks, I-9, job descriptions, offer letters, Onboarding, online forms, paperless, w-4

feb 1 2016

It may appear that your new employee has made the final decision to join your organization the moment they accept your offer, when in reality, the majority of the time, an employee is still making that decision up to six months after they’ve begun working for your company.

This study, sponsored by The Society for Human Resources Management Foundation (SHRM Foundation), found that half of all hourly workers leave within 120 days, citing issues with onboarding and training as one of their largest reasons for job dissatisfaction. Replacing employees is not only time consuming, it’s costly, and causes lost productivity. Additionally, high turnover can do long-term damage to company morale.

Companies seeking to be an employer of choice recognize the value in creating an engaging company culture. A large part of that engagement is a high-quality onboarding process. Onboarding is no longer doing paperwork for a few hours on a Monday morning. Employers of choice understand that onboarding is an ongoing part of an effective recruitment and retention strategy.  For true engagement, employees both new and seasoned, need to be a part of the Plan.  They need to feel like they understand organizational goals, how sales affects the overall success, and how their role contributes to the organization’s success.

The moment your new associate walks through the door on their first day, Human Resources can make a difference by helping make them feel like they are a part of y