Wednesday, December 15, 2010

How to Make an Employee's First 90 Days Successful has a great article on how to on-board a employee successfully. The first 90 days are the key:
"The amount of time you have as an employer to motivate a new employee and make them a successful team member is quite limited. Many past studies indicate that the first ninety days are the most important in a new job, but for many, it's a process that starts long before the employee is even in the building."

By automating the 'administrative' part of the onboarding process, businesses get more time to concentrate on the parts on on-boarding that really make a difference: introductions, conversion, and assimilation.

What impression are you giving your new employees with your onboarding process?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

eForms speed approval even when physical documents are needed

Malaysia's Housing Loan Division is embarking on a 'eForms' project to take applications online. They estimate it will reduce approval time from 14 days to 2 hours. However, physical documents will still be needed:

"although the application was made full on-line, the borrowers were required to submit physical documents such as salary slip, employers' endorsement, sale and purchase agreement and other relevant documents"

Good to see a government agency automating their processes AND using a 'approval with conditions' to speed up the loan approval process. I find it surprising that more private business are not doing the same.