Category: Employee Retention

Employee retention includes any efforts or practices designed to keep your employees working for you.

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Should You Implement a 4-Day Workweek?

Modern-day employees claim they want a better work/life balance and more flexible work schedules; one such flexible schedule is a 4-day workweek, during which employees work 35 to 40 hours in 4 days instead of the traditional 5.

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Massive Desire for Cultural Fit Among Workers

When companies look to hire new employees, there are some baseline credentials that typically must be met: education, certifications, years of experience, experience in certain specific areas, etc. By and large, these credentials can be ascertained from a résumé or online job application.

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How to Retain Young Talent in a Job-Hopping Culture

There used to be an unspoken social contract between employers and employees. If the latter worked hard and stayed committed, the workplace would provide pay, job security, and even pensions. But that model supported a different time—one when the job supported basic goals, such as getting married, starting a family, and owning a home.

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Are You Making Workers Head for the Hills?

In a tight labor market, the last thing you want to be doing is driving your employees out. Finding skilled talent is proving to be extremely difficult, therefore employers must rely on retention strategies to keep workers sticking around. Knowing what your workers want, and what’s causing them to leave, is the first step in […]

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The Proven Psychology Behind Hiring (and Retaining) Top Talent

Identifying the so-called “soft psychological skills” of high performers can be challenging, especially when considering that many personality tests are outdated and don’t capture the emotional intelligence attributes of current and new (Millennial/Gen Z) workers in 2019.

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Effects of Overemployment Felt by Nearly Half of Employers

Experts and analysts have been talking about the low unemployment rate for quite some time while forecasting the consequent retention issues. A recent study by PayScale entitled Will They Stay or Will They Go? examined input from over 7,000 employees. What it found was that those issues are impacting organizations right now.

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The Mythical ‘Right Fit’ Isn’t Just Possible but Necessary

I’ve often wondered, “How do we make more perfect matches between candidates and employers?” It’s a question that’s plagued recruiters and staffing professionals for decades, but in the interest of time—and ever-expanding workloads—most have given up the “right fit” for “right now” needs.

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7 Talent Management Trends Worth Watching

As the new year progresses, it’s a perfect time to reflect and reassess personally and professionally. Businesses use strategic planning and budgets to reflect that same thinking at an enterprise level. However, all too often those choices are rushed—and even forced—based on constraints and lack of time. More importantly, people tend to be considered last […]