2019 has been an incredible year, where we deep-dived into the must-haves of employee onboarding, how to improve the employee experience, and strategies on increasing employee retention. While we’re excited for all of the content we have planned for 2020, before the year is over, we’d like to look back and reflect on the top posts published by Sapling in 2019! If you don’t want to miss out on our new webinars, Ebooks, and blog posts, you can subscribe to our newsletter in the website footer below.

  1. Top 10 Employee Onboarding Programs

Successful onboarding programs go beyond administration to deliver a great experience, even before new hires have their first day on the job. This includes everything from crushing the new hire video, ensuring their desk is littered with excitement, and giving them a clear 90 path to success. And while many companies can stumble in making the investment in employee onboarding, there are a few companies that stand out. 

  1. 4 KPIs to Measure Employee Engagement

Employee engagement involves employee happiness and feelings of belonging, which are difficult to measure objectively. You need data to accurately measure and improve engagement levels. Here are four key performance indicators (“KPIs”) that Human Resources teams can use to get the right feedback on employee engagement.

  1. 10 Employee Onboarding Statistics you Must Know in 2020

The most innovative companies understand that building an effective onboarding program is an ongoing process. Whether you’re just starting out with your program, or you’re a seasoned veteran, check out these 10 employee onboarding statistics you must know.

  1. The First 90 Days: Transitioning New Hires into Valuable Team Members

With strategic employee onboarding, the transition from new hire to valuable team member takes place in the first 90 days. The transformation requires a clear, structured onboarding program to reach your new hire goals. Here’s the 90 day break down to gaining valuable new team members through employee onboarding.

  1. 7 Companies that Crushed their New Hire Video

With the influx of jobs available and the increasing number of skills that are in short supply, a new hire culture video can be an excellent way to stand out from the competition as an employer. Need some inspiration for creating your own new hire culture videos? Here are seven companies that have gone above and beyond.

  1. 5 Engaging New Hire Orientation Ideas to Borrow

Smart organizations are finding value in creating a more engaging new hire experience and spreading traditional orientation activities throughout a longer onboarding period. If you’d like to do the same, here are five new hire orientation ideas to get you started.

  1. 7 Ways to Show Employee Appreciation

Employee appreciation is one of the best ways to improve retention at your organization. It’s simple to implement, it doesn’t have to cost you anything, and it goes a long way in helping employees feel like valued members of your team. If this is an area for improvement at your organization, read on for 7 ways to show employee appreciation.

  1. What People Operations Teams Can Learn from Google's Lazlo Bock

The tactical and strategic aspects of HR are intertwined. However, when the People Ops team can build repeatable and scalable HR systems, that’s when they can turn their focus to broader, strategic initiatives. In 2015, Work Rules! Insights From Inside Google, was published by Lazlo Bock, shedding light on the top end of Strategic People Ops. Here’s are some of the top insights we gathered from this inspiring industry leader.

  1. Ebook: Essential Guide to Employee Onboarding Success

Employees are seeking jobs with purpose where they can collaborate with colleagues, feel connected with the organization’s mission, embrace flexibility and be exposed to new development opportunities. The Essential Guide to Employee Onboarding Success details how you can use Employee Onboarding to amplify your employee experience.

  1. Managing the Employee Offboarding Experience

Onboarding can set employees up for success in a new role, whereas offboarding can set the organization up for success during an employee departure. Designing a formal process to transition employees out of your organization is important for future recruitment, company reputation, and business performance.


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