Onboarding – Keeping Your New Hires Happy!

First impressions are everything. Your company’s onboarding process is your chance to make an exceptional first impression with your new hires. Is your program up to par or can Royal Recognition help you improve?

Onboarding is the process of getting new hires adjusted to the social and performance aspects of their new jobs. Creating a vision of the organization and setting expectations for your new employee are keys to successful onboarding. The Society for Human Resources Management reported that 1 in 25 employees leave their new jobs because of bad onboarding experiences.

When creating your program remember that both the “big” things and the “little” things matter. Is your employee greeted enthusiastically on their first day? Is their workstation setup? Does someone take them to lunch on their first day? Remember their most important day is the first day.

Here are some tips for improving your onboarding process:

  • Have a fun welcome box at your employees work station – include fun branded items, some sweet treats and more. Visit https://bit.ly/2AKQqNk for 900,000+ promotional items.
  • Plan a team lunch
  • Tour the office
  • Assign a mentor
  • Discuss office policies and procedures

Remember that having an onboarding program not only helps the new hire process run smoother but it also helps your company retain top talent.

Need more tips to create a successful onboarding experience, contact Royal Recognition and let us help you today!

5 Ideas for Employee Appreciation Day – March 3rd, 2017

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The Team Members at Royal Recognition know that every day is a great day to appreciate your employees. Officially in the US, Employee Appreciation Day is always the first Friday in March. Tomorrow, business owners, managers & supervisors find creative ways to thank their staff for their daily contributions!

Show your team a little love with these low-cost, high value recognition ideas:

  • An extra long break, to emphasize a good work/life balance
  • A sincere ‘thank you’ note in the company newsletter to all employees, focusing on positive events
  • A small token of appreciation, to be constantly reminded of gratitude
  • Let employees dress casually for the day, for a business-formal office this is a real treat
  • Office-wide “coffee/tea/water break”, gives supervisors a chance to mingle with employees & create memories
  • Organize a team building event, a fun way to collect data for future office ideas

In what way does your organization celebrate Employee Appreciation Day?

Outreach Alert! Royal Recognition & Wisconsin Vest-A-Dog K9 First Aid Kits

At Royal Recognition, we believe a large part of being a local business is to give back to one’s community. This time, we partnered with Wisconsin Vest-A-Dog to create over 175 K9 First Aid Kits to donate to Officers around the state.

These kits included a heavy duty carry case and surgical kit, with over 100 different items to help care for K9 Officers in case of emergency.

Thank you to all that took a moment to visit our “Royal” home & pick up your kit. We greatly appreciate and support our Wisconsin Officers and their K9 partners. These kits are just a token of thanks for all you do!

Want to help Wisconsin Vest-a-Dog with their mission to provide a bullet proof and stab proof vest for every police dog in Wisconsin? Visit wivestadog.org for more information!

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