Stop Losing Employees on Day One: Onboarding Strategies to Maximize Retention, Referrals and Growth

2019 Talent Conference & Exposition
Learn how to onboard new hires in a manner that maximizes the chances of assimilation, retention and organizational growth.

The job market is the hottest it has been in over a decade, and it's a candidate's market. With this comes an understandable temptation for employees to seek greener pastures, even those employees who have only just joined your team. Strategic effort needs to be put into welcoming, integrating, educating and assimilating your new hires into your organization. First impressions made in the employee's first hours and days are not something you get to do over. Do it right and the honeymoon lasts a long while. Do it wrong and you increase your chances of losing new hires and/or leaving a bad taste in their mouths when they are highly impressionable. This session will outline in detail winning approaches to the onboarding process from offer acceptance through Day 90 of employment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to maximize retention, referrals and organizational growth. Timelines and suggestions provided will be actionable by all attendees, regardless of the size of their firm, industry, etc.
  • Learn the ROI of a good onboarding and what is financially at stake.
  • Gain timelines for action from acceptance of the job offer through Day 90 and recommended steps to take at each juncture.
  • Discover the granular view of each piece of the puzzle and steps to take to improve the new-hire experience.
  • Hear case studies of both successes and failures.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:15am

David Lewis


David Lewis is the founder, president, and CEO of OperationsInc, one of the nation’s largest human resources consulting firms. OperationsInc has grown steadily since its inception in 2001, and now engages a team of over 90 professionals providing HR, Payroll, Training, and Recruiting support to a base of over 1,600 clients. David is leveraging a 30-plus year career in human resources and operational management for leading firms including Merck/Medco and Computer Associates. He serves as an on-air subject matter expert in the areas of human resources, workplace management, and small business issues for MSNBC, FOX, CBS Radio and NPR, and regularly appears in national publications like The New York Times, Inc., and The Wall Street Journal.

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Concurrent Session
Business Acumen
Leadership & Navigation
Relationship Management
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