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3 things to know about onboarding success

‘You’re all that and a bag of chips’

That’s the message that we want every one of our new hires to get as they begin their employment with us. If you’re one of the thousands of people across North America who has responsibility for onboarding new employees, you are well aware of the joys and challenges that come along with ensuring this is the message new hires hear.

At Ceridian, my team partners with key stakeholders across our organization to ensure that new members of the Ceridian family have an exceptional experience. And, whether their job with us is their first out of college or university, or a key transition as part of a longer career, our job is to make sure at the end of their first day our new employees feel they made the absolute right choice in joining Ceridian.

On October 26th I’ll be delivering a webinar in partnership with called “Onboarding: The Path to Success Starts Here”. Here are some of the things I’ll be talking about:

The numbers don’t lie

When we get onboarding right, the impact in our organizations is powerful. The stats prove it. Did you know new employees are 69% more likely to stay after three years if they’ve experienced a well-structured onboarding program? And given what we know about the high cost of employee turnover –estimated to range between 100% and 300% of the replaced employee’s salary – getting it right with our new hires makes strong business sense.

Culture vs. compliance

There are some tactical elements of onboarding we must perform and the timing is important. Creating opportunities for new hires to ‘take care of business’ prior to start dates leaves more time during that all-important first day to introduce them to the culture of your organization. Every company has a unique culture, so helping new hires navigate that culture—and their place within it—is essential. Understanding an organization’s politics, goals and values, and learning the firm’s unique language are all important indicators of employee adjustment and down the line can be associated with commitment, satisfaction, and turnover.

HCM technology can help

There are many moving pieces to the onboarding process and finding an efficient, effective tool to help you can save time, money – and sanity! Technology like our Dayforce Onboarding solution can help you automatically transfer information gathered during onboarding into all HCM processes; configure ‘task and form checklists’ which can be tied to workflows with automated alerts; and enable Managers and HR to track employee progression throughout the onboarding process.

If you’d like to learn more tips for creating an better path to success for your new hires, reserve your virtual webinar seat now!

Lisa Bull 2Lisa Bull is Vice President, Employee and Leadership Learning at Ceridian. As an experienced corporate training specialist Lisa has delivered training to hundreds of clients across Canada and has designed and developed customized training programs for a wide variety of corporate, government and not-for-profit organizations. Lisa currently leads Ceridian’s North American Employee and Leadership Learning Team and oversees all Leadership Training Programs and the Talent Excellence Program. In addition to the development and design of these Programs, Lisa shares responsibility for Ceridian’s On-Boarding Program and mentorship initiatives. As a manager, Lisa has worked in broadcast communications, organizational safety and Employee Assistance Programs. Lisa has a Diploma in Broadcast Communications, a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters of Education in Educational Psychology.


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