March 22 , 2019


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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Increasing Retention And Productivity: Let Employees Do What They Do Best!

If you ask average employees what percentage of their time they spend “doing what they do best,” most answer a disheartening 30%. If this was baseball, and you had your pitcher playing first base two-thirds of the time, everyone would think you were crazy. Well in business, it’s no different. If you want to retain employees and increase productivity, there …

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Retention – Talking an Employee Out of Leaving for a Start-Up

One of the most common reasons for leaving a large firm is to go to a start up and get “cash out the wahzoo.” Anyone who is not a DAT (dumb as toast) knows that there are great job and wealth opportunities at start-ups and .com’s but how does a manager (or a recruiter) talk someone out of such an …

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“Intraplacement”: Reduce Retention Problems By Increasing The Internal Movement Of Your Employees

Intraplacement is a dynamic process that uses the tools and strategies of external search and applies them to internal candidates. Internal candidates are superior to external candidates because they usually have a much higher success rate in their new jobs than external candidates. This is because they already know “our” culture and they have already performed well in it. But …

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