Articles tagged 'retention'

Talent Management

The Path to Success: 8 Little Secrets to Getting Promoted

Job promotion

It’s never too early to carve out your path to success.

Start to think, act, and communicate like a leader to get the promotion you ultimately want. Even if you’re still several levels away from your dream promotion, there are numerous ways you can get on the path of your dreams, claims Amy Gallo.

In her Harvard Business Review article, she provides tips for doing just that. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

Hiring Wisdom: Make Sure You Don’t Let the Great Ones Get Away

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Unemployment is coming down and, even if it weren’t, great employees always have their choice of employers.

Case in point: I got some great service at a restaurant in the Indianapolis airport the other day. Molly was over the top.

I took a moment to ask her if she liked working at the airport. She told me she had moved to town three weeks earlier and had started the job just a week ago. Read more…

Benefits, HR News & Trends

Weekly Wrap: More Evidence of Why You Should Worry About Retention

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Here’s some shocking news: employees aren’t terribly satisfied with their jobs, their employers, their growth opportunities under their current employers, or the way their organizations recognizes people for doing good work.

That just about cover it, doesn’t it?

I know what you’re thinking: what’s so surprising about all of this, anyway? What is it hat I don’t know already? Read more…

Rewards & Recognition, Talent Management

Hiring Wisdom: One Way to Help Retain Employees After a Vacation

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A recent Monster.com survey finds that 70 percent of employees say they are more likely to look for another job after they return to work from a vacation.

So, how can we head this propensity off at the pass? (Eliminating vacations sure isn’t going to fly.)

How about asking managers to do a retention/stay interview the week a STAR employee returns from vacation? Read more…

HR Insights, HR News & Trends

Employees Are Leaving Because They Don’t Know of In-House Opportunities

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With the rate of voluntary quits in the U.S. approaching pre-recession levels — 22.8 percent in 2013 — it’s no surprise that in a survey last year, HR professionals and talent acquisition leaders identified retention and its twin “internal mobility” as one of the five top trends.

Nearly 40 percent of the 553 U.S. recruiting leaders who took part in LinkedIn’s global recruiting survey last year said they are increasing their internal hiring volume. Globally, the percentage was even higher.

“Internal candidates are typically higher quality; plus their skills, performance, and cultural fit are known,” LinkedIn’s Leela Srinivasan told SHRM in a report the society did on the survey. The report observed that 51 percent of the talent leaders acknowledged a “need to increase candidate awareness of relevant in-house opportunities.” Read more…

HR Insights, HR News & Trends

Comp Study Says Companies Are Expecting Good Things in 2014

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PayScale has just released its 2014 Compensation Best Practices Report, and I was asked to take a look because (full disclosure) PayScale is a client.

Regardless, I was happy to check the report out seeing as (1) the graphics are pretty; and, (2) it’s crammed full of useful information about business trends.

The report contains input from 4,738 professionals, including 1033 CFOs, and some of the data surprised me. Such as: Read more…

HR Management, Talent Management

Why HR Needs to Start Worrying About Retention Again

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Yes, 2014 will be the year retention returns to HR.

Retention almost died during the Great Recession. For almost 10 years, HR pros were able to roam the halls of their organization and almost never had to worry about the issue of retention.

There weren’t many jobs. Most people in times of hardship, hunker down and don’t move. It was like a perfect retention storm! Read more…

Best of TLNT

4 Things You Can Do Right Now to Help Keep Your Best Employees

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Editor’s note: TLNT is continuing an annual tradition by counting down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 12. Our regular content will return on Monday.

The first quarter of the calendar year is the best time to consider employee retention efforts.

Everyone is back from their holiday vacations, and work is in full swing. Your employees have had a little time off, and during that time your best employees have been assessing their careers, work, health/family issues and planning ahead. Read more…

Best of TLNT

10 Tips For Reducing Employee Turnover

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Editor’s note: TLNT is continuing an annual tradition by counting down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 25. Our regular content will return next Monday.

Many people agree turnover is a growing issue, particularly as hiring picks up.

But what are most organizations doing about it, aside from implementing some short-term solutions when they discover it’s a problem?

Reducing employee turnover actually starts with the hiring process — but there are important management aspects to consider as well. Here’s what several experts had to say about the issue: Read more…

Best of TLNT

Employee Retention Doesn’t Just Happen: Five Keys to a Clear Strategy

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Editor’s note: TLNT is continuing an annual tradition by counting down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 39. Our regular content will return in January.

What employee retention strategies do you use to engage and retain employees?

Research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics bureau show that the average American will hold around 11.3 jobs during their working years. The average number of jobs held is actually going up — especially with Millennials. Eleven (11) may seem like a really high number, however that depends on various factors, including the work you do, and what generation you are from.

Employee retention doesn’t just happen. Read more…