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Welcome Packet

New employees have a lot to walk into on their first day. It’s common to feel “firehosed” with information through the interview process. And when the excitement subsides and they’re shown to their new desk for the first time, many new employees feel overwhelmed with questions they forgot to ask. To workers on their first day, the organization can feel like a labyrinth of teams, hierarchies, and hallways where they’ll inevitably get lost. To keep your new hires from floundering, as well as to help them hit the ground running and feel valued by their new employer, you want to make sure they’re aware of all the resources available to them. This is where welcome packets come in.

Workplace Retaliation

As an HR person, your plate is full. When an employee reports being treated unfairly or badly, it can be stressful. You may focus on solving the problem or protecting the organization, and forget to protect that employee from feeling mistreated for reporting the problem in the first place. Let's look at what workplace retaliation is and how you should watch for it in your workplace.

Welcome Letter

You know how critical it is to attract and keep good candidates, especially in times of fierce competition for talent. Yet, studies continue to show that as many as 40-50% of new employees leave within the first three months. Many of those new hires cite a poor onboarding experience as the reason.

A welcome letter may appear to only be a small part of that onboarding program, but it plays a critical part in the overall process. And standard welcome letters are a thing of the past—candidates and new hires in today’s recruiting process expect to feel welcomed, and even celebrated, before they even start work.

Review the information we’ve provided below to learn more about writing a winning welcome letter.

Workplace Tour

Outreach is a constant but rarely recognized part of HR work. You need to reach out to future potential employees and to the community you are a part of. Hosting a workplace tour is one way to accomplish both of those goals. Let's look at how to plan and facilitate a great tour of your company's facilities.
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W-2 Form

It’s easy to feel weighed down by the mountain of paperwork you are responsible for in your HR role. The pressure rises when you consider the legal requirements accompanying forms and filing—especially for critical tax forms like W-2s. But before you spend hours, days, or even weeks trying to decode the W-2, we’ve got everything you need to know about the form’s basics, guidelines, and requirements.
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W-4 Form

The W-4 Form is an important feature in IRS compliance for you and your employees, but compliance doesn’t have to be complicated. This article will explain the function and format of the W-4 and walk you through best practices for obtaining and retaining these forms.
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W-9 Form

If you work with contractors, gig workers, or freelancers, you’ll want to understand IRS Form W-9. Paperwork is the worst, and official forms can be especially intimidating—but the W-9 doesn't have to be. This article will help you understand the requirements for the form, when you need to use it, and why it’s important for your business.
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