October 16 , 2017

Retention

Retention Problems Begin During the Hiring Process

Recruiting Factors That Impact Future Retention If you're interested in reducing turnover, here are some of the hiring-related factors that impact future retention: Hiring candidates who are focused on money. Every candidate has his or her own set of motivators for taking and remaining in a job, and a significant percentage of people are motivated primarily by money. Money is ... Read More »

Retention Strategy — Why Do People Stay In Their Jobs

A better question is: why do you stay in your job. This more positive approach gives significantly different answers than the traditional exit interviews. Just as a marketing expert focuses on a product's best qualities, you must focus on the reasons why people stay in their jobs. Reinforcing these factors are generally easier and more successful than trying to eliminate ... Read More »

A Blocking Strategy For Increasing Employee Retention, the Final Part

Is your firm experiencing an increasing turnover rate because recruiters from other firms are raiding you? The first four parts of this column covered all of the elements of a world-class blocking strategy. In this fifth and final installment, we wrap up with miscellaneous blocking tips, as well as a listing of the possible blocking strategy categories.   Final Tips ... Read More »

A Blocking Strategy For Increasing Employee Retention, Part 4

Is your firm experiencing an increasing turnover rate because recruiters from other firms are raiding you? The first three parts of this column introduced the elements of a world-class blocking strategy, including tips to prevent poaching at conferences and events. This week, we look at online blocking techniques, the most effective general blocking approaches, and measuring the effectiveness of implementing ... Read More »

A Blocking Strategy For Increasing Employee Retention, Part 3

Is your firm experiencing an increasing turnover rate because recruiters from other firms are raiding you? Part 1 and Part 2 of this column introduced 15 elements of a world-class blocking strategy. This week, read on to learn six new, essential tips for blocking the poaching. In addition, this column will focus on six more tips to prevent poaching at ... Read More »

A Blocking Strategy For Increasing Employee Retention, Part 2

Is your firm experiencing an increasing turnover rate because recruiters from other firms are raiding you? Last week’s column introduced three elements of a world-class blocking strategy, including analyzing your talent competitors’ immediate needs; engaging third-party recruiters to determine who is most coveted; and working up an agreement with trusted third-party firms to notify you when at-risk employees become more ... Read More »

A Blocking Strategy For Increasing Employee Retention, Part 1

Are you currently experiencing, or are you fearful of experiencing, an increasing turnover rate as global competition for talent drives more and more organizations to directly target your employees? It’s no secret that demand for skilled labor in specific talent pools currently exceeds the available supply of local, and in some cases regional, talent in today’s labor market. This fact ... Read More »

Expanding the Scope of Your Retention Efforts

As the economy heats up and firms once again look to build up their talent strength, it’s only logical that senior leaders, managers and HR professionals will increasingly look at retention as a major business imperative. But as a professional who has been designing retention solutions for corporations for well over a decade, I can attest to the fact that ... Read More »

Retention: Can Your Turnover Rate Be Too Low?

During tough economic times, it’s easy to retain workers. Even the top performers are focusing on maintaining their job security, so they aren’t going anywhere. In fact, no one is leaving or even looking. But it’s also easy to get lackadaisical about turnover, because traditionally the topic only comes up when the rate is very high. The purpose of this ... Read More »

A World-Class Retention Strategy: Letting Recruiters Recruit Internally

If you’ve watched an hour of business news on television or picked up a business magazine lately, the mix of good and not-so-good economic news probably puzzled you. It’s been a real roller coaster lately, and no one can predict when exactly our economy might exit its current slump. Some analysts say we are on the verge of a major ... Read More »