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Building An Effective Onboarding Plan for New Hires

Learn how to build a clear roadmap to help your new hire succeed and thrive.

First impressions are important, and when it comes to bringing new team members into your organization, ensuring a smooth transition is critical.

According to a report by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 1 in 25 employees will leave their new job because of bad onboarding experiences.  

In addition to higher turnover, poor onboarding can impact your employee’s success and your organization's overall success. It can inhibit workplace efficiency and change an employee’s outlook on your company.

To get off on the right foot and set the tone for an employee’s expectations throughout their time with your organization, an effective on-boarding process is key.

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The Secret to Building Accountability With Your Employees

When was the last time you and your team missed a deadline?

Nothing is more frustrating than setting goals and creating a plan only to come up short—the success of your employees and your team hinges upon accountability. As a leader, it is important that you not only hold yourself accountable for hitting your goals but that you hold tension to goals set, and you create a culture of accountability on your team.

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3 Tips for Conducting Mid-Year Business Review

Learn how to get your business back on track and finish the year strong.

2020 has presented a multitude of challenges that can throw your business off course.

Although the economy has begun reopening and things are shifting towards a new normal, there are still many unknowns. Many leaders are still operating in the grey, and as some states are seeing a backslide of COVID-19, the road ahead may remain unclear. 

As a result of the unprecedented year, many business owners needed to adjust their original goals for 2020. Fortunately, when things go awry, it’s almost always possible to problem solve and get your business back on track for a successful future.

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Why a PEO is Essential to your Business

We’ve all heard of Payroll services, many of you may use one now. And when you think of a PEO (Professional Employer Organization), you may think they’re similar to other payroll services you know. The truth is: a PEO is so much more. 

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Develop a Recruiting Strategy to Scale Your Business

Fill your business with top talent by learning how to create a strong recruiting process.

As an entrepreneur, the idea of growing your team can be both exciting and terrifying. On the one hand, it’s exciting to have the resources and budget to bring on new team members, but on the other hand, your business is your livelihood — and you can’t afford to make a costly hiring mistake.

The recruiting and hiring process isn’t cheap. In fact, on average, it costs more than $4,100 to hire a new employee. And when you consider the time of onboarding and developing a new employee and the cost of potentially losing that employee, it makes it even more critical to ensure you make the right hiring decisions upfront.

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