Retention

Read This Rant – Your Current Retention Effort Is A Joke (And why this travesty must be stopped with a data-driven approach)

Note: your team’s current nonscientific effort likely has a zero chance for complete retention. Yes, you read it right, a zero chance of keeping all of your teammates through the end of the year. And this retention travesty continues at almost every company, despite these five startling facts that should contribute to your anger.  The actual cost of turnover can …

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Inflation – Low-Cost Ways To Counter Its Impacts On Recruiting And Retention (Steps for convincing applicants not to worry about low base compensation in their new job)

This action piece… is a scannable list of alternatives to raising employee pay during high inflation.  This article covers a list of compensation selling approaches. They are designed to minimize potential applicants’ fear about whether the compensation in their new job will allow them to maintain their current living standards during inflation. These corporate alternatives to increasing pay are essential …

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Gender Pronouns – Understanding Their Many Hidden Problems (And how this program’s downsides may outweigh its benefits)

A think piece – for increasing awareness of the potential negative problems associated with using gender pronouns. Encouraging or requiring the use of gender pronouns has recently been enthusiastically supported by many corporate DEI leaders. Unfortunately, I have found that their enthusiasm has not been tempered or supported with sufficient research on the many downsides associated with implementing a Preferred …

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Predict Each Candidate’s “Time To Turnover” Before Making A Hiring Decision (A checklist of the factors that predict both short and long retention)

With record-high turnover, it pays to predict which finalists will likely become early turnover. Improve Your Hiring Results By Predicting Each Candidate’s “Time To Turnover” Amazingly, some companies predict current employee turnover with a 95% accuracy rate. However, I suggest that it’s time to expand our turnover predictions to the candidate selection process. I have found that smart recruiters can …

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A Tidal Wave Of Vacation Requests Will Soon Reduce Productivity And Retention

Lots of employees on vacation lead to negative impacts that you need to prepare for.

Few managers are prepared for the overload of post-COVID vacation requests to become their #1 operational problem soon Alert: Expect a high volume of pent-up and overlapping employee vacation requests this summer. Because one survey showed that 92% of Americans didn’t take or postponed a vacation last year due to the pandemic. This built-up demand is guaranteed to overwhelm any …

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