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RECRUITMENT & RETENTION

Delivering Success in the Fight for Talent

OVERVIEW

FINDING AND HIRING THE RIGHT PEOPLE

While not always easy, the success of a business hinges on its ability to recruit and retain the right people. It takes strategic planning and an effective recruiting process. Having the right tools helps in the search for the best employees. NAED has toolkits and tip sheets available to support our member’s recruitment and retention efforts.

 

CAREER MILESTONES

RECRUITMENT

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to recruitment. The process must be tailored to the type of business and the type of people the business wants to recruit. The downloadable tools listed below are intended to provide guidance and a framework for our members recruiting efforts.

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ONBOARDING

A successful and effective orientation process can improve employee retention and reduce turnover. According to SHRM, 22% of turnover occurs in the first 45 days. A solid on-boarding process can decrease the amount of turnover and support new associates by helping them to become productive much quicker.

Green to Great Inside Sales Program
Establish a systematic approach to on-boarding to provide new Inside Sales Managers with a consistent welcome experience. The Green to Great on-boarding program will inspire confidence in their decision and ability to sell by demonstrating a high quality professional experience.

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CAREER PATH

Many organizations have excellent recruitment processes but then fail to provide on-the-job support and follow up. Talk to new employees at a very early stage about their performance in an honest, direct way and be kind in giving them the support they need to adjust if necessary.

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SUCCESSION

Baby boomers began retiring in January 2010 in mass numbers. Electrical distributors are sure to feel the impact of this exodus of senior talent. Developing a succession plan will be critical for future success.

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RETIREMENT

With the retirement of the baby boomer, mission critical, institutional knowledge is walking out the door. Companies have a limited number of experts. There is a significant knowledge and skills gap, and the learning curve is substantial when much of what is known is informal, undocumented, or exists in an expert's head.

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ADAPTING TO CHANGE

Due to advances in technology and demographic shifts, the pressure for companies to improve learning and development continues to increase.

These issues are causing companies to develop new ways to foster a culture of learning throughout the entire company. The NAED Learning Center offers a wealth of courses for all career paths and future technologies–explore all NLC courses

 


HELPFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES

Discuss essential issues and educate employees about the industry with these resources.

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Generational publications offering tips and tricks from The Learning Cafe.

Helpful SlideShare presentations from NAED
Recruitment

 

Helpful Downloadable Resources

 
Webinars
The following archived webinars are available to NAED members through the NAED Learning Center.

 

EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE EDC COUNCIL

NAED's Education & Development Council (EDC) provides the downloadable materials throughout the site that are accessible to the entire industry. The EDC is comprised of Human Resources and training professionals from both distributor and manufacturer companies. These individuals work together on projects to benefit the entire industry's education and development. 

The primary mission of the EDC is to provide advice and guidance to the NAED Foundation regarding the future direction of new training programs. Without the involvement of the EDC, the industry would not have the tools available today that we do!