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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...

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3 Strategies for Staying in Compliance with Wage & Paid Sick Leave Changes

3 Strategies for Staying in Compliance with Wage & Paid Sick Leave Changes

 

Business cartoon showing businessman with therapist and saying, 'my industry has probably transformed again just since we started this session'.Several states throughout the nation continue to experience significant change as it relates to employment. As of July 1, 2016, still more changes will be going into effect, and employers will need to be ready. These changes, affecting minimum wage and paid sick leave (PSL), can be expected to continue throughout the country.

In response to concern over the need for a living wage, State and municipalities are raising minimum wages and creating  their own PSL laws. A great example is read more…

Making a Case for Employee Onboarding with your Applicant Management System

Making a Case for Employee Onboarding with your Applicant Management System

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.
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