Once you’ve identified a great candidate, the last thing any organization wants is to lose them during the interview phase. That’s why it’s important to have an effective and efficient interview process.
At this year’s HR Technology Conference and Expo, I had the chance to chat with the folks from People Doc and joined them in celebrating their latest round of funding. Our conversation focused on the future. Not just the future for People Doc but for the human resources profession. Of course, recruiting came up. The unemployment rate is at pre-Great Recession levels. It’s becoming increasingly difficult for organization to find the best talent.
We've all been sold a really harmful lie, by a lot of people. That lie is: To be truly happy at work, you must do what you love (or some variation of the same theme). It's complete garbage that is usually told to you by an ultra-rich people who can do anything they want! Someone who really doesn't have to earn a living because they have a spouse earning a living for them, or someone who just flat out got lucky. Right place, right time and does something they actually love for a job. I know, I know, "Tim, you create your own luck!", said by the same idiot whose wife is a brain surgeon and allows her deadbeat husband to be a "writer" at home. Still most of us define our happiness like this:
I’ve been in HR and Talent Acquisition for 22 years. The first job I had was working for a staffing firm recruiting technical professionals, so I thought it was completely normal being hated. I grew up thinking being hated in HR was just what it was. We were that one function in the company that wasn’t liked because of what we had to do, namely terminating people.
Onboarding is a critical process for engaging new hires. First impressions count, and no employee wants to arrive the first day with a pile of paperwork to complete and without the necessary equipment. The best onboarding programs enable new hires to begin contributing quickly, reduce employee turnover, and increase retention.