November 20 , 2018

Retention

Don’t Forget the Critical Role That Healthcare Benefits Play in Recruiting and Retention

From the employer’s perspective, most of the recent publicity relating to offering health care benefits has been focused on the added cost and burden of providing those benefits to a firm’s employees. However, many employers and especially small businesses seem to have failed to realize that offering healthcare benefits is one of the most powerful attraction and retention factors on …

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Advanced Items For Your Recruiting Agenda – What Should Google Do Next?

During the newly reinvigorated and exciting ERE conference, two attendees posed related but powerful questions to me. The first was “What advanced topics should be on the agenda of recruiting leaders at elite firms?” Or as another put it “What should Google be planning to do next in recruiting?” At least to me, future agenda items are an important topic. …

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Bold Approaches For Successfully Retaining Every Innovator – Part 2

Part 2 of a 2 part series (Click here for Part 1) A retention toolkit for innovators. As the economy picks up and unemployment rates continue to drop, I can forecast with a good deal of certainty that the turnover rates among all employees will increase. However, it is important to realize that in a rapidly growing economy, the value …

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Bold Approaches for Successfully Retaining Every Innovator – Part 1

Part 1 of a 2 part series (Click here for Part 2) A retention toolkit for innovators. Corporate executives are beginning to learn the high value of Innovators, which can be 5 to 300 times the value of an average employee. If a company doesn’t have enough innovators, a primary option is recruiting them. In a previous related article, I …

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Understanding Available Retention Strategies: Are You Prepared for Turnover Rates to Double? (Part 3 of a 3-Part Series)

Parts one and two of this three-part series introduced why focusing on retention isand will be a mission-critical activity as economic recovery continues. The series introduced retention strategies categorized as 1) laissez-faire and 2) all-employee. In many organizations, the subject of prioritizing positions and people is a highly political one. While many accept that certain roles may exert greater impact on the organization, treating people in those …

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Understanding Available Retention Strategies: Are You Prepared for Turnover Rates to Double? (Part 2 of a 3-Part Series)

No matter how long you have been in the HR profession, this might be the onlycomprehensive list of retention strategies you have ever seen. This is true because retention is not yet a distinct discipline, and because most retention managers and consultants laser-focus on their favored approach. In order to provide you with a big-picture view of the available strategies, I’ve used my …

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Understanding Available Retention Strategies: Are You Prepared for Turnover Rates to Double? (Part 1 of a 3-Part Series)

As the economic turnaround picks up steam, turnover rates in many organizations are likely to skyrocket and recruiting replacement workers of the same caliber will be extremely challenging. Study after study has confirmed the notion that many employees would have left their employers months/years ago had the option to do so been viable. The economic downturn, combined with the mortgage …

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Speeding Up Rotations and Internal Movement for Development, Retention, and Profit (Part VI)

(Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in Dr. Sullivan’s series. Here are Part 1, Part II, Part III, Part IV, and Part V.) No matter how enthusiastic your employees are about participating in an internal movement program, they are bound to be somewhat frustrated if there aren’t a wide variety of assignments available for them to choose from. Even if you successfully excite your …

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Speeding Up Rotations and Internal Movement for Development, Retention, and Profit (Part V)

(Editor’s note: This is the fifth installment in Dr. Sullivan’s series. Here are Part 1,Part II, Part III., and Part IV.) In this part of the series on job rotations and stretch assignments, I will highlight three key tools or approaches that rotation program managers can use to make an organization’s job rotation program more effective. These approaches include: 1) the critical elements …

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