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    Ensure That New Hires Succeed

    Date: September 14, 2017, 7:45am
    Yamhill County Human Resource Association
    Linfield College - Riley
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    Speaker: Deborah Jeffries, SHRM-CP, PHR, CPC

    Ensure That New Hires Succeed

    Employee orientation plays a vital role in an organization.  It helps make new employees feel welcome and to familiarize themselves with their jobs and the organization.  A recent B21 survey of HR execs showed that 80% of companies do either a poor or mediocre job of acclimating new employees. That means that many of us are spending huge amounts of money on advertising, search fees, testing, background checks and pre-employment interviews to find the "perfect" candidate - then throwing it all away by mishandling the candidate's transition into the organization. This process, now commonly called "on-boarding," is widely misunderstood and vastly underutilized.

    Onboarding is the process of pointing new employees toward successful employment and giving them the guidance and information they need to become productive on the job.  This program is designed to answer questions, provide guidance and share creative ideas welcoming new employees to your organization.  Together we will explore and learn:

    • A step by step on-boarding process covering the first 90 days
    • How to design a new employee experience that captures both the Head (Rational/Cultural) and the Heart (Emotional/Relational) of the new employee
    • What information should be provided on the first day and what information should be communicated over a period of time? 
    • Why on-boarding can't be accomplished by the hiring manager alone
    • How to have fun conducting and preparing a welcoming program for new employees.

    Let’s face it the key to retention is a solid and effective beginning.   When conducted properly onboarding can instill positive attitudes about the organization, ensure quicker acclimation of new‑hires to their jobs, reduce the likelihood of performance problems stemming from misunderstandings or misconceptions about programs, policies, or operational methods, and pave the way for better communication between employees and their supervisors, as well as promote organization loyalty.  

    About the speaker: Deborah Jeffries, SHRM-CP, PHR, CPC, Co-President HR Answers, Inc.  

    Deborah Jeffries serves as one of the Co-President for HR Answers, Inc.  She has 30 years’ experience in the human resources field (28 in consulting).  As a consultant and trainer, Deborah works with organizations on the employment process, performance management, coaching/counseling, recognition, customer service, harassment, supervision, leadership, improved communication and more. 

    Deborah is popular among her clients – which means a busy training schedule with 20-25 sessions each month.  She also gets to work with SHRM Chapters about once a month for monthly meetings or conferences, etc.  Speaking of SHRM she has been a member since 1990 and has served on her local, state and regional Boards in a variety of positions over the last (almost) 30 years.

    Deborah’s past work experience includes recruiting, training, education, sales and marketing, and HR in a variety of environments.  She holds a BS in Psychology and a teaching certificate from Willamette University.  She also has her certifications through SHRM and HRCI.

    Clients comment on her no nonsense practical approach and her positive attitude.  Those that know Deborah describe her as energetic with a quirky sense of humor, a passion for HR, and a contagious laugh. 

    Let’s get to the fun stuff!!

    Deborah loves to read, do arts and crafts, and play Words with Friends and Candy Crush.  She is a BIG sports fan….Mariners and Seahawks!!!  Her son plays High School basketball and baseball and is pretty darn good!!  So she is always courtside or at the field cheering him on!!!  And if you have M&M’s and a Mocha Frappacino you have a friend for life!