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Event Planning, HR Style

August 25, 2016 | Leave a Comment


An employee’s first day with a company presents a tremendous opportunity for employers and human resource professionals to make a first impression on that anxious, enthusiastic individual. This opportunity should be treated as an event – an important event planned with attention to the details. And HR professionals know there are details!

While the beneficiaries of all this planning include the new employees and their families, the employees’ perspectives will mostly affect the organization. The first-day experience will set the tone of the culture that you want to foster. Is it organized? Is it fun? Is it caring? What is the level of respect and professionalism experienced on day one?

There is preparation required to ensure employees have a successful transition into the organization. However, getting in the way of the ability to spend time on this planning are the administrative duties and transactions necessary for the employment to comply with state and federal legal standards.

Are you finding it hard to be a people person when you feel more like a paper person?

There are too many vendors, too many logins and too little time. Too little time to plan that new employee arrival. Too little time to educate employees on consumer directed health plans. Too little time to introduce the new generation of benefits (e.g., financial wellness, student loan, employee discount programs, telemedicine, robust employee assistance programs). And too little support from vendors.

If you have visions of a new HR – a totally integrated HR – one with fewer logins, a single point of contact for onboarding, payroll, benefits administration, enrollment, COBRA, 401(k), time and attendance, employee communication, and education, then take action today. Call Cornerstone to find out how our solutions can free you up to focus on your culture, your employee’s experience and engagement. Turn your vision into reality with us or your current vendor. But help your employees today and they will be raving fans tomorrow.

Written by: Mark Forhan, vice president of The Cornerstone Insurance Group. Connect with Mark on LinkedIn or reach him at 314-373-2952.

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