The People Strategy Podcast

Bridging the gap between CEO's and HR Professionals of talent optimization for your business

Onboarding that Impacts Retention

  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,...

EP 13: The Importance of Orientation with Tess Heissner

The Importance of Orientation Orientation is a big topic for new hires and managers alike because a good orientation process really does set new hires up for success. Tess Heissner is a Human Resources Generalist at Baker Manufacturing based out of Wisconsin, and she joins me today to talk about the importance of a good...

5 Considerations when Creating and Updating Your Employee Handbook

  The employee handbook is a great reference tool for both employees and managers.  But did you know that you are not legally required to have a handbook?  Nope. Not required at all. Yet, is an employee handbook recommended?  Absolutely! The handbook is a key reference for your employees and your managers.  This provides consistent policies to...

How to Write a Comprehensive Offer Letter

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...

How to Write a Job Description for Your First Employee

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,...

Increase Engagement by Creating Job Descriptions Using SMARTY Goals

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...

Using Ideal Employee Profiles to Attract ​and Retain Great Employees

Do you love a good invitation? One that solves a specific problem that you have by speaking directly to what you need and want.  Me too! Yet, I am counting on that invitation fulfilling the promise that it makes. I hear from my colleagues and have experienced, the woes of recruitment.  The complaints that there are not enough qualified workers out there. They are out there. We just are not inviting them into our organizations in a way that solves their problem. You see, recruitment does not follow the invitation promise.  Let's create an amazing invitation and personally use it to bring the next generation of employees into your organizations...