Tag Archives: retention

Are Layoffs Coming To Your Company?  Use This Checklist To Find Out (A comprehensive checklist of the warning signs of a pending layoff at your organization)

It’s better to be prepared than surprised, so track the warning signs of your upcoming layoff. It’s important to realize that in today’s volatile business environment, each week, large-scale layoffs are becoming increasingly common. And unfortunately, the current ones can occur with little formal notice to the impacted employees (Note: the recent “one day notice” to Twitter employees for a …

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Become A Data-Driven Recruiter – Surviving Looming TA Layoffs In 6 Simple Steps

I’ve found the best way to survive the looming wave of recruiter layoffs is to become data-driven. Why? Because being data-driven allows an individual recruiter to successfully land better-performing new-hires faster and with fewer mis-hires. And surprisingly, it’s even possible to be data-driven as an individual recruiter, even if you work at a TA function with little access to data. …

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The Quality Of The US Talent Pool Is At A Record High… So Start Cherry Picking Exceptional Talent

Experts seldom mention the quality of the available talent pool, even though it’s at record levels. Yes, because of large-scale layoffs. The amount of highly qualified talent that is currently available to recruit is now at its highest level in memory. And those that follow business trends already know that this record volume of available quality candidates recently got a …

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Getting A Raise – How Business Justifications Dramatically Improve Your Odds (The comprehensive guide for getting more money)

Yes, it pays to ask because a surprising 70% of those that asked received some form of a raise. However, only 39% got their full requested amount. It also makes sense to ensure that your argument focuses on business justifications, which are much superior to emotional arguments. Because they provide your manager with the only type of argument that can …

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Why You Won’t Get Promoted… Fully Explained (Identifying the factors that impact your promotional chances)

If inflation has forced you to seek more pay, have you considered fighting for a promotion? Unfortunately, most employees don’t fully understand that getting a promotion can be extremely problematic. Because at most companies, the corporate candidate nomination and promotion assessment processes are cloaked in secrecy. So be aware that your odds of success will be dramatically lowered if you …

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The Most Powerful Recruiting Tool… That No One Uses (An internal story inventory has many business and talent benefits)

Stories are 12X more memorable, and they produce double the revenue versus presenting statistics alone (source). WOW, it’s clear that stories have a major impact. Yet it is rare to find a corporation that maintains and uses a formal story inventory for recruiting, retention, and employer brand-building purposes. So, if you want your messages to be remembered and compelling enough …

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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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Talent Hoarding – Can Reduce The Huge Hidden Costs Of Layoffs (A surgical approach for identifying those to be released)

Shareholders should be outraged when their execs use broad layoffs, which have a painfully low ROI. In fact, along with M&A actions, a large-scale layoff may have the most disruptive business impacts of all talent actions. So as an alternative, I recommend a “gradual and surgical release” alternative approach, which can reduce labor costs without disrupting workforce productivity. You might …

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Smoothing Out VUCA – How HR Can Thrive In A Volatile Up-And-Down World

A think piece – for guiding you on how to successfully operate in a volatile whack-a-mole world.  What Exactly Is VUCA, And How Does It Impact HR?  Unfortunately, a majority of HR professionals that you ask about VUCA will have literally never heard of it, even though VUCA may be the most volatile and dynamic business environment in the last …

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Prioritize Your Keystone Positions – Learn A Valuable Lesson From Nature (Borrow position prioritization from natural ecosystems)

A Think Piece – that recommends the greatest extension of talent management thinking in your lifetime.  Most organizations already prioritize their key positions. But that group of prioritized positions usually only includes key executives and managers. However, nature teaches us that the less prominent “under the radar positions” often have an equal or stronger business impact on business results. Those …

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