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!

Construction Progress Update: Part 2

It’s another beautiful (but chilly) day at Royal Recognition! This week, crews created the framework for our new loading dock — digging out what will soon become an additional loading bay, carving out a section of the ground large enough for trucks to back into, framing the garage door sized hole in with cinder block and more.

Construction equipment chips away at the soil next to the building while crews make sure the ground stays level.

Heavy duty construction equipment chips away at the soil next to the building while crews make sure the ground stays on the correct decline.

It’s fascinating to watch the changes taking place each day, including what is going on inside the warehouse. The workers have built an entire insulated enclosure (which you can see in the photo above) to protect against the elements during the brisk Wisconsin winters. The wood planks are used as “doors” when crews are done working for the day.

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Alternate photo of additional loading bay. Extra equipment sits behind machinery ready for use.

Next week, additional blacktop will be torn up and gravel laid to make way for the sloped concrete loading bay. Watch for more photos next week!

Construction has Begun!

Last week crews started digging and demolishing a portion of the Royal Recognition warehouse to make room for bigger and better things. We’ve hired the best in the business, MSI General Contractors, to help us integrate the existing space with our vision for the future.

Looking towards the loading dock

Looking towards the loading dock

The first phase of the project is a 35,000 square foot warehouse expansion including adding an additional loading bay to alleviate congestion on our busiest days.

Crews dig new drainage ditches around the building while admiring the Muskego water tower from inside the original loading dock.

Crews dig new drainage ditches around the building while admiring the Muskego water tower from inside the original loading dock

The second phase will come with a large office expansion making room for more desks, work spaces and most importantly–Recognition Professionals to keep up with our growing client base.

Stay tuned for exciting progress updates and additional photos!