December 16 , 2017

Tag Archives: retention

Improve Retention Up to 50 Percent Because Post-Exit Interviews Get More Honest Answers

Most corporate retention programs are driven by emotion rather than data. As a result, even though a data-driven “loss prevention” effort is common throughout the business, there is no one in the retention team who quantifies the percentage of turnover that could have been prevented. Because so few measure it, you will probably be surprised to learn that research now shows that “about ... Read More »

Without Metrics, Weak Onboarding Will Neutralize Your Recruiting Results

Think about it for a minute. You devote thousands of dollars and hundreds of management hours to recruiting, and as a result, you land a great candidate. But all that is for naught if the new hire gets off to a bad start and soon after quits because the onboarding program lacked goals and metrics. If they do stay, the ... Read More »

Part 1: Dr. John Sullivan on the Need for HR Metrics

As seen on Dice (January 31, 2017). Dr. John Sullivan has enjoyed a long and illustrious career as a talent management expert. He’s published hundreds of articles on the topics of recruiting and talent management, in addition to dozens of whitepapers and 10 books, and spoken about the topic to every major business source including The Wall Street Journal, The New ... Read More »

In An Interconnected Digital Business World … Why Is Recruiting Still An Island?

As seen on ERE Media  A “think piece” designed to stimulate your thinking about strategic recruiting Corporate recruiting, unfortunately, operates as if it were an island. Recruiting can, justifiably, be accused of acting as if it is an autonomous corporate entity because it seldom has any formal processes for sharing information and data with other clearly interdependent business functions. For ... Read More »

Want Managers To Focus On Retention? — Show Them The $ Impacts Of Turnover

Almost everyone in talent management agrees that managers don’t place enough emphasis on employee retention, despite the fact that retention is often ranked as the No. 1 people-management problem. In fact, according to a recent PayScale survey, “63 percent of employers consider retention a top priority” (where five years ago, only 20 percent believed retention was as important). One of ... Read More »

You Can’t Calculate Employer Branding’s ROI if You Omit Its Negative Impacts

Understanding the Top 10 Problems Associated With Having a Strong Employer Brand There are only two long-term strategic recruiting approaches: employer brand building, and talent pipelining. Of the two options, employer brand-building is by far the most powerful. In fact, it was ranked by BCG as No. 4 highest in revenue and profit impacts among all HR programs. Almost every major corporation ... Read More »

How Small Business Can Use a Higher Minimum Wage to Rethink Operations

WSJ Small Business Expert John Sullivan says that rising minimum wages can give small-business owners a chance to reassess productivity.  (Originally published in the WSJ Experts May 2, 2016 12:55 pm ET). If you’re among employers facing a higher minimum wage, instead of agonizing over rising payroll costs, consider using the wage increase as an opportunity to rethink your operations, and ... Read More »