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  Onboarding that Impacts Retention By Traci Scherck, MPA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Do you remember your first day on the job?  Was it super organized and aligned with who you are or was it well… not the best experience? There is nothing worse that starting a new job and when you arrive on the first day,...

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Do you love to receive personalized mail?  I know I do!  Especially handwritten ones that are written specifically for me.  Not only are they personal, but they also imply someone spent some time thinking about me and what I do for them.    Offer letters are much like this.  They are a personalized note to a new employee welcoming them to your...

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Writing A Job Description For Your 1st Employee You’re hiring your first employee.  That’s a big deal!  But now you have to define what the employee will actually be DOING. What are your expectations of the employee? And how do you combine these with being compliant? The job description is a summary of the tasks,...

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Engagement. What is this? Webster defines it as a promise to meet or be present at a particular place and time.  So, how many of your employees are engaged at work.  Truly engaged?   According to Gallups 2018 poll, only 34% of the US workforce is engaged.  And of those engaged, their profitability is 21% higher than the...

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  Job descriptions serve several important functions.  They set clear expectations for your staff, managers and the business owner.  AND they protect both you and the employee from the various employment laws.    Yet, I read and review so many job descriptions that are like hopes and dreams.  A unicorn that does not exist.  This sets your organization, you, and...

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Congratulations! You’re hiring your first employee. You’ve been planning on this for months. And now it is finally in the budget. Yet, you’re super curious about what you may be missing. You’re in luck! Here is 9 Things to do before hiring your first employee. Register with the State Yes.  You need to make sure...

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Imagine.  You are in your best suit, dress, jeans, and polo, or whatever is appropriate for your first day.  Those butterflies are fluttering around in your stomach.  This is the first day of the rest of your life and possibly your career.  YESSSS! The excitement and anticipation are there to connect with this new group...