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Half of Top Performers Quit Last Year — and It’s Likely Happened to You

Perhaps the most alarming statistic of the year comes from recent research by The Predictive Index (TPI) revealing that “on average, 47% of high-performing employees left their company last year.” What could be worse news to your executives than learning that nearly half your firm’s high-performing employees quit?  The loss would be staggering not only because of the obvious loss of performance …

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Let Employees Do What They Do Best By Stopping ‘Responsibility Creep’

Responsibility creep is where top performers (because of their success record) continually get new responsibilities piled on them. Eventually, they don’t spend much of their time “doing what they do best.” They end up spending as much as 60% of their time doing work that they don’t like doing and that they are not especially good at. The net result …

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Walking Employees Downstream Improves Retention, Productivity, Recruiting, and Engagement (Part 2 of 2)

Implementing a walk-them-downstream retention and recruiting approach Part II of this two-part series focuses on implementing a “walking employees downstream” retention and productivity tool. It is highly effective because it increases the emotional connection between employees and those who benefit from the firm’s final work product (that they contribute to). Last week’s Part I highlighted the many benefits associated with the …

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Walking Employees Downstream Improves Retention, Productivity, Recruiting, and Engagement (Part 1 of 2)

The Powerful Impacts From Showing Employees That Their Work Is Meaningful Forget engagement survey results. If you really want to kickstart actual hands-on commitment, “walk employees downstream” to see their work’s impact. Walk employees downstream is a tool whose goal is to increase the emotional connection between an employee and those who use their work. Fully realizing that their work …

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Pre-Exit Interviews — How effective are exit interviews when nurses resign?

As seen on Nurse.com on 09/26/2018 by Carole Jakucs, BSN, RN, PHN. When nurses jump ship for another job it not only causes turmoil – it also costs employers money. Enter the exit interview – a practice some organizations use in their quest to reduce turnover and discern why staff members resign. But recruiters and other HR professionals might wonder how effective …

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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 …

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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 …

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