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Strategy can optimize the process of hiring and retaining workers

For many successful companies in Louisiana, one of their most important goals is to hire, train and retain the type of talent that is continuously improving and receiving the necessary resources to become the next leaders of the organization. This process, while relatively simplistic for some, can be what makes or breaks large corporations depending on how well they strategize the training and care of their workers. 

Lackluster onboarding practices can damage an employee's likelihood of remaining a dependable and committed worker in the long term. One common, but an overlooked mistake that many leaders make is forgetting about internal hires that move around within the company's ranks. Although an employee may attain a new job through the acceptance of a promotion, his or her training is equally as critical as someone who is joining the company for the first time. This process, called cross-boarding, is critical to helping the newly transferred worker to understand his or her job and exceed in their new position. 

Other mistakes that could compromise an organization's ability to retain employees include limiting hiring procedures to only the administrative portion without any attention paid to the strategic aspect of training and educating their recruits. Companies that are not prepared to pre-board their candidates with helpful information concerning their new job, may also risk losing the interest of workers before they even begin their tenure at the company. 

If companies are looking to boost their employee morale and commitment with the help of a contract, they may wish to hire an attorney to help them. Articulating a contract that benefits both parties is something that can be overseen and guided by an experienced legal professional. 

Source: Forbes, "Employee Onboarding Mistakes That Are Costing Your Employees," Bart Macdonald, Dec. 26, 2018

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