Human Resources News & Insights

5 simple ways to make your new hire feel welcome

When it comes to an employer making a good impression on a new employee, the first few days are crucial. But many onboarding programs can still come across as an afterthought. 

4 mistakes that ruin an employee’s first day

Your company just hired a highly sought-after employee, one who likely received many job offers and accepted yours. The next step: Make sure he or she starts on the right foot.

4 mistakes that ruin an employee's first day

Your company just hired a highly sought-after employee, one who likely received many job offers and accepted yours. The next step: Make sure he or she starts on the right foot.

What would you do? New hire keeps pushing back start date

Imagine this scenario: Interviews are finally over, and the best candidate has accepted your job offer and agreed on a start date. Then she calls to reschedule, saying something’s come up. Next week, she pushes the date back again.

New hire's not performing? 7 signs he's a lost cause

A job candidate wows both you and the hiring manager in the interview, but fails to live up to expectations on the job. Is it time to cut your losses and fire the person, or is there more the manager can do?

New hire’s not performing? 7 signs he’s a lost cause

A job candidate wows both you and the hiring manager in the interview, but fails to live up to expectations on the job. Is it time to cut your losses and fire the person, or is there more the manager can do?

What would you do? New hire may be a thief

Imagine this situation: A few employees have reported personal items missing from their workspaces — and it all began shortly after a new employee started.

A new look at new-hire orientation

Showing them where the coffee machine is and how to operate the copier is a fine start. But these days it takes a little more from a manager to help rookies get off the mark quickly.