Ben Peterson

Posts by Ben Peterson

  • Your Onboarding Program Shouldn't Be a Map to Nowhere: 5 Ways to Improve It

    June 11, 2015

    For many new employees, the new hire orientation is ironically disorienting—like getting a map and being told to navigate without knowing the destination. Sounds silly, but unfortunately we see it on a daily basis at BambooHR as we work with hundreds of organizations that struggle to implement onboarding without first defining a destination (or understanding the larger opportunity). In order to improve onboarding practices, you have to first understand why onboarding is important...

  • Why the Affordable Care Act Matters to Recruiting and HR

    April 21, 2015

    When do employees start thinking about healthcare? Think about your own experience. When did you start thinking about it the last time you were looking for a job? Before or after you nailed the first interview? Before or after the offer was extended? Maybe you researched the company health benefits before you even applied. Glassdoor reviews, LinkedIn, social media — the answers are there. So, how does the US Affordable Care Act (ACA) effect all of this? For recruiters and HR...

  • Top 7 HR Productivity Killers and What to Do About Them

    January 19, 2015

    In the frenetic world of human resources, where time is short and the list of to-dos isn’t, you’re either efficient or you fail. At BambooHR, we’re on a mission to make HR more efficient so that you have more time to do your most meaningful work. In order to understand the biggest challenges, we went to the source to discover where HR spends its time (HR Software Survey Data). Here are the top seven things more than 1,000 HR professionals said were consuming their time and some...

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  • Top Workplace Deal Breakers You Should Know About [INFOGRAPHIC]

    August 19, 2014

    We all know so many reasons why employee retention is important. Your employees already know the ins and outs of your company, your history, where to find...

  • What Do New Hires Want From Onboarding [INFOGRAPHIC]

    June 5, 2014

    You have done the hard work and successfully brought a candidate through the finish line. Now they are a new hire and it’s their first week in the office....

  • Why SMBs Fail The Onboarding Test

    May 14, 2014

    Why do SMBs spend thousands of dollars in time, effort, and cash to hire a great person, only to see their new hire jump ship within 6 months? I'll tell...