Short Reads

Onboarding is a critical period for businesses to engage with a new starter, and for both sides to exchange important information. It’s a time when employees are making their first impressions of your business and deciding whether or not they’ve made the right decision to come and work for your company. 

Yet, onboarding is often overlooked. Engaging and nurturing a new employee is essential to help them settle in within the first few weeks and become well integrated into your organisation. Here, we list five ways technology can help you manage and deliver an effective and engaging onboarding experience.

If your employee benefits programme doesn’t appear to be delivering, perhaps it’s time for a rethink. Here, Laurel Dines, people director at Tusker, and Cory Laywood, corporate payments manager at Leicester City Council (LCC), discuss how you can meet the requirements of your employees, while also maximising productivity, with the implementation of a simple and effective benefits programme. 

logo Denis Barnard Independent HR Consultant, HRcomparison.com

Our series, 'Your Question Answered', tackles a common HR query with advice and guidance from an expert. 

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Our business has had a sharp rise of employee absences over the past year. Our current HR software is outdated and relatively rudimentary so we’re not exactly sure where this rise in absences stems from, or how to begin to tackle the issue. We know we need new HR software, however we don't know where to start. 

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