The term employee life cycle refers to the dynamic journey of the employee through the various stages of employment. It starts way before the contract is signed – when potential candidates first come into contact with the company’s employer brand –, continues with the onboarding, motivation and development of the new employee and ends when the successful (or less successful) employment relationship comes to a close. The employer (but not only them) must strive to make this journey as pleasant and successful as possible for everyone involved. Here are some of Optiweb’s tried and tested approaches to ensuring a positive employee experience.

An employee life cycle includes 4 key phases:
• Employer branding
• Finding and hiring new employees
• Onboarding
• Employee development, retention and resignation