When most people think of getting a new job, they often begin looking outside their current employer. When they do that, they’re overlooking the numerous opportunities that are right in front of them — other jobs within the company.
As employers actively look for productive, motivated employees to fill open positions, many mid-to-large-sized employers have turned to recruiting internally, according to Lisa Sterling, executive vice president and Chief People Officer at Ceridian. She calls the overall process “transboarding,” as a play on words related to onboarding a new employee. “Transboarding’s impact on the workplace is substantial,” she says. “For one thing, it’s not a trend; it’s a reality in today’s world of work. And a poor transboarding experience can lead to disengagement and potentially lost talent.”
When you consider that many surveys put engagement in the low to mid-30 percent range, that’s a risk not many employers are willing to take, Sterling says.
The reason for transboarding
This article first appeared on hrdive.com on September 20th, 2016.
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