Retention

Healthcare Reform and The Healthy Organization

Changes brought on by the recent healthcare reform have impacted employers significantly… Employees, understandably, want to ensure that above all else, their health-care needs are met. And although organizations want that for their employees as well, their profit margins need to be protected. The issue for both parties is the expense of paying for health care. As conveyed in the chart below published ...

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Shrink employee turnover; Claim your seat at the Top Places to work table

It is Management Monday! This is the time of the week set aside for addressing anything from time management to management roles… Let’s talk about managing the employment appeal of your business!   Making it in to Forbes’ “The Best Companies to Work for” list sounds daunting. Even joining the ranks of a local “top places to work” list is ...

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Why ride the telecommute train?

It’s no secret that work-from-home days and telecommuting job opportunities are increasing across the country. Many predict that as new technology continues to infiltrate business, more companies will hop on the telecommuting job train. It is widely believed that there are advantages from financials aspects to collaboration for organizations that encourage telecommuting. From a historical stand point, it may be ...

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MMM for the Millennial Revolution

Historically, insurrectionists have typically been greeted with hostility, and interestingly Millennials are often seen as insurrectionists in the workforce. However, a more appropriate description of Generation Y (Millennials) might be revolutionists. They certainly don’t have the intentions of tearing down greatness that has already been built; rather, they are progressive thinkers, looking to build on what they know works. Despite some negative associations with ...

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Kendrick Lamar of Performance Appraisals

It seems Lamar got a lot of heat because he decided to uninvitedly evaluate his performance as the “best in show” and his peers as “shovel” worthy (ABC News).  Actions, not uncommon we would say in the corporate world.  We call them “Performance Appraisals”, but anything from faulty metrics used as guidelines, to when or whom the evaluation is based ...

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Dig deeper to avoid CEO terminations

Senior level terminations have been on the rise. A recent Korn/Ferry international survey found that 48 percent of 262 participants were terminated from senior level positions within their first year on the job. Some CEO terminations seem to be tied to business and financial performance, such as Groupon’s recent firing of CEO, Andrew Mason. However in consideration for retention strategies and the toll ...

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Recruiting your knights

With the unemployment rate high, HireRight.com recently found that 34 percent of job seekers falsify information on their resumes to get ahead in the race for employment. That is just one problem hiring managers run into during the hiring process. Some businesses that have poorly screened employees have suffered much more than lack of productivity. From avoiding negligent hiring law-suits, to workplace ...

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Considered Veterans Affairs

 President Obama’s State of the Union address brought with it so much to chew on. It was his mention of withdrawing 34,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan within the year that caught our attention. We began thinking about the challenges vets often face in returning home. Already there are issues for veterans trying to find employment. CBS reports that in 2010, the veteran unemployment rate ...

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Ugly Sweater Boss

The holidays can certainly be a time of stress for employees who struggle to balance the workload with added holiday responsibilities. However, the holidays also offer a time to rejuvenate employees by celebrating and empowering them (since their happiness and performance are crucial to the bottom line). “Companies that effectively appreciate employee value enjoy a return on equity and assets more than tripled that experienced by ...

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Where have all the cowboys gone?

Trust forms the foundation for higher levels of retention, productivity, performance and citizenship behavior which are the “above and beyond” behaviors that lead and contribute to organizational success. According to a recent study by Center for Work Life conducted among more than 500 organizations large, medium and small, it was found that trust in the work place took a nosedive ...

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