Retention

How Using a Single Broad Turnover Measure Can Cost Your Corporation Million$

Business Impact Turnover Measures That Can Dramatically Improve Employee Retention The simplistic and broad turnover metrics used by most corporations hide the real truth about the business impacts of employee turnover. And as a result, few executives realize that the way HR currently reports turnover is probably costing every major corporation millions of dollars. For example, many firms report a …

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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 …

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Getting Managers To Take Action On Turnover … By Using Heat Maps And Dollar Impacts

Turnover rates are reaching record levels at many firms. But many managers aren’t paying much attention to turnover because, in the corporate world, most turnover reports are barely scanned. And even when they are read, the way that most turnover numbers are presented simply don’t drive managers to act. And that’s a huge problem because the fundamental reason why you …

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The Biggest Mistake In Employer Branding — Failing To Measure The Business Impacts Of Employer Branding

In my experience, the current state of employer branding is dismal. I have been developing employer branding solutions since before the advent of electricity it seems — back when it was called Employer of Choice. Since then, we have shifted to the term employer branding, but unfortunately, little else has changed for the better. In particular, I am continually shocked …

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December Is the Critical Month to Recruit (and Retain) Salespeople

If you haven’t already shifted to a data-based recruiting approach, December is an ideal time to see the benefits resulting from using data to take what I call “right-time” recruiting actions. Most executives and recruiting leaders are shocked when they learn that nearly 50 percent of all employee turnover in the sales group occurs during a narrow time period around …

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A Dozen Reasons The Netflix Maternity Leave Benefit May Be A Bad Idea

By Dr. John Sullivan TLNT August 19, 2015 Adding extraordinary benefits appears on the surface to be a generous move. I certainly support the practice, but corporate leaders need to realize that these extraordinary benefits can also, unfortunately, have many unintended negative consequences. There is a saying that “no good deed goes unpunished,” and if HR leaders do not precisely …

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Preboarding Stops New Hires From Walking Away From Already Accepted Offers

What could be more frustrating than working for months interviewing and selecting the perfect candidate, only to have them not to show up on their first day of work? Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly common for new hires to walk away from an offer that they have already accepted, or even worse, become no-shows on their scheduled start date. This …

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You Might Be Surprised How Much Commute Issues Hurt Hiring and Retention

As more firms adapt a data-supported approach to HR decision-making, new data is revealing that commute issues can have a major impact on hiring success and retention. Now you may have assumed that commute issues were an obscure factor with only a minor impact, but you would be wrong. You probably already know that long commute times frequently increase new-hire …

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