BSCAI Virtual Human Resources Summit: The Employee Life Cycle
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The employee life cycle focuses on the three most important topics as a new employee joins your team: how they're hired, how you onboard/train them, and finally how you retain and keep them. Throughout this Virtual HR Summit, that took place on Thursday, July 22 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CDT, attendees had the opportunity to learn new tips, best practices and hear from their peers on what they're doing to improve the employee life cycle.
Step 1 and Step 2: Hiring and Onboarding - How to Get New Employees in the Door and Keep Them
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT
The first step in the employee life cycle starts as you're looking to hire a new employee! Digital job postings, minimum wage and much more goes into the hiring process. During this session, you'll hear from expert panelists on how you can digitize the HR process to make the application process easier, understand collective bargaining agreements, provide new incentives, and much more. Once this information is shared, we will then go into breakout rooms to discuss the following topics to help you dive deeper into the specific topic you're most interested in.
The second step in the employee lifecycle starts after the hire has been made and you start to onboard and train them in their daily responsibilities and roles within your company.
Breakout Room Topics:
- Hiring Incentives (day pay, sign on bonus, debt reduction, flextime, etc.)
- Collective Bargaining Agreements
- Digital/traditional recruitment methods (paper, streamlining, generational differences, etc.)
- Onboarding: The first 45 days
Step 3: Retaining - Engaging, Managing, Retaining… Oh My!
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. CDT
The third step within the employee lifecycle is retaining them. You want to continue to engage and manage this new employee and ensure they are on the right track. Our speaker will discuss their performance review process, leadership development opportunities and additional benefits they're able to provide. Minimum wage and federal stimulus wages are hard to compete against but you will learn some new tips on how to keep your employees and continue to provide feedback on their hard work.
We will then go into breakout room conversations where we will cover a variety of topics, including:
- Compensation, Benefits and Minimum Wage Increases
- Wage Compression (hourly, salaried, union, etc.)
- Management Training/Leadership Development
- Performance Review Management (engagement/positive feedback)
Step 4: Continue to Improve Policies - General People Management Best Practices and Open Conversations on the Hottest Topics
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CDT
The final step in the employee lifecycle is something that should be done throughout the entire life cycle; continue to improve your policies, share company updates on the latest topics affecting the industry and general HR best practices. We will have our speakers talk about 1099's, W2's and independent contracts and how they can affect your company’s bottom line.
We will then go into breakouts to discuss the latest topics affecting the industry now:
- 1099/W2/Independent Contracts
- Hybrid workforce
You now have all the tools to follow along with your new hires on their employee life cycle. You'll want to ensure you do not miss a step as you hire new employees and continue to support them in their employee life cycle process.
Thank You to Our Committee Members
BSCAI would like to thank the following committee members for their hard work creating the BSCAI Virtual HR Summit.
- Dan W. Cline II, CBSE, Executive Vice President, 4M Building Solutions
- Michael Firth, Director of Human Resources, Marsden
- Heather Parker, RBSM, Vice President of Client Services, CleanOffice
- Claudia St. John, SPHR, SHRM-SCP; President, Affinity HR Group, Inc.