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It’s true, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Yet, many organizations don’t put their best foot forward when onboarding new employees. Moreover, many organizations are in the dark and don’t understand how they can better influence new employees in way that encourages them to stay longer.
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Categories: Onboarding, Retention | Tags: | View Count: (287)
It’s a fact, to learn the real reasons employees leave, and make decisions on the truth as employees perceive it, organizations must ask employees why they left in a way that brings out the truth. When used effectively, exit interviews do reveal the true causes of employee turnover and inform targeted strategies to improve employee retention.
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The December jobs report showed that the economy entered the year with positive momentum for continued growth and that employers entered the year with mounting challenges to fill jobs. The unemployment rate remained at 4.1%, the labor force participation rate was stagnant at 62.7% and the job openings rate held at 3.9%, which signal that the number of workers is stagnant while the number of jobs grow. With this, workers know that they have options, as the quit rate remained close to a record-hig...
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Categories: Engagement, Leadership, Retention | Tags: | View Count: (255)
As we ring in a new year, many of us will reflect on the year that passed and take stock of our lives. A new year marks a new start, and with it often spurs resolutions to improve ourselves. Whether it’s to lose weight, eat healthier, make better financial decisions or give up bad habits, the majority of us aim to better our lives.1 Most New Year's resolutions involve goals to improve our health or happiness, and one of the most popular resolutions is to find a better job.
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Categories: Engagement, Stay Interviews, Exit Interviews, Leadership, Retention | Tags: | View Count: (431)
It’s often introduced with a lot of hype and is frequently met with some employee cynicism. It’s the annual employee survey. With good intentions, it’s common practice for organizations to ask employees for feedback one time per year. And it’s this – this once a year employee survey – that is a problem and can create employee uncertainty.
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Categories: Recruitment, Onboarding, Engagement, Exit Interviews, Retention | Tags: | View Count: (350)
The recruitment and selection process is important because it determines the quality of talent within the organization and creates the first impression for new employees. Furthermore, in an employee-in-control marketplace, attracting quality talent is increasingly difficult.
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Voice of employee, or employee voice in the workplace, has become increasingly important to leaders of organizations, leading the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology to list capturing the employee voice as the number seven workplace trend in 2017. As the emphasis escalates, many human resources leaders may be asking what is the definition of voice of employee and why is voice of employee important?
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Employee onboarding is the process by which new employees acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviors to become effective, engaged members of their teams, departments and the organization. The goals of onboarding are to socialize new hires within the organization, shorten new hire time to productivity and encourage long-term retention.
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A research tool, Stay Interviews are defined as one-on-one interviews, conducted with current employees by an outside party to understand the employees’ intent to stay or leave the organization, and why. Stay Interviews are best used in conjunction with other research tools in a voice-of-employee retention strategy. Additionally, as a part of a retention strategy, Stay Interview questions should assess workplace conditions that drive employee engagement and retention, which are the organization...
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It’s proven fact, as organizations increase the number of opportunities for employees to utilize their voice, engagement increases, retention climbs and turnover drops. Understanding this connection, the voice of employee concept has become increasingly important to organizations as they seek to capture feedback more frequently from employees and take action on that feedback to drive outcomes. With this, many organizations are beginning to include pulse surveys in their voice of employee strate...
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