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The Power of Employee Onboarding
Having a skilled and engaged team is essential, but equally important is the process of integrating new employees into the organization effectively. The employee onboarding process, often overlooked or hurried, is a crucial step that can significantly impact an organization's performance and overall success.
Setting the Stage for Success - A clear onboarding process communicates the organization's culture, values, and mission, making the new hire feel like a valued member of the team from the very beginning.
Boosting Employee Engagement and Retention - A successful onboarding process leads to increased employee engagement. When employees feel welcomed, supported, and adequately trained, they are more likely to be enthusiastic about their work and dedicated to the company's goals.
Enhancing Employer Brand - The onboarding process is an opportunity for companies to showcase their commitment to employee growth and development. A positive onboarding experience is likely to be shared by new employees with their network, thereby enhancing the company's employer brand. Potential candidates are more likely to be attracted to organizations with a reputation for supporting and nurturing their staff.
The importance of a well-structured employee onboarding process cannot be overstated. It goes beyond a simple orientation and paperwork exercise; it is a strategic investment in a company's future success. By welcoming new employees with a thoughtful and comprehensive onboarding process, companies can boost employee engagement, reduce turnover, accelerate time to productivity, and cultivate a positive and inclusive company culture.
For help with your onboarding process, contact FCHR today!
Top 10 Labor Law Violations
Payment of Wages
Failure to provide written notice to employees of their wage rate, pay period, payday, and a description of fringe benefits, including any changes.
RSA 275:49 Notification, Posting, and Records
Have you ever heard a friend or family member state that they started their new job and never signed any paperwork except their W4 form? Maybe this is happening at your company?
Well, did you know that employers must notify employees at the time of hire of the employee's rate of pay and the day and place of payment? This is why FCHR encourages employers to have a solid onboarding program to ensure this information is signed off on by each and every employee.
Every employer shall:
- Notify employees, of their rate of pay and of the day and placement of payment.
- Notify employees of any changes in the original specified arrangement at the time of hire.
- Make available to employees in writing or through posted notices of employment practices and policies with regard to vacation pay, sick pay, and other fringe benefits.
- Employees must be furnished with statements of deductions made for their wages each pay period such deduction is made.
- Hang the subcontractor vs employee labor law poster in a conspicuous place.
- Keep a record of all wage and hour records for a minimum of 3 years.
NOTE* If an employer makes a change to an employee's rate of pay, the employee must be notified in writing.
To audit your current onboarding process and policies...click the link to get started!
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." William James
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that a new Form I-9 will be updated and employers should start using it on August 1, 2023. The new form will be easier to complete and shorter in length. The greatest difference is the documentation procedures that allow employers to verify documentation, remotely.
Once the form is available, we will share it with you.