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We’re approaching mid-year 2017 as June comes to a close, and if economic trends reflect the 80 months prior, the US economy add even more jobs– in addition to the more than 15 million that have already been added in the that time period. With jobs being added and the unemployment rate decreasing, employees continue to have more options, further intensifying the battle to retain employees.
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As insights from the 2017 Retention Report were revealed, we found the data disproves the popular assumption that exit interview data is only from disgruntled employees.1 In fact, this data refutes the idea that exiting employees are just disgruntled with their manager and organization, period.
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the May 2017 Jobs Report last week, and the current unemployment rate and job growth show that the war on talent is still raging on in the United States economy. The unemployment rate dropped to 4.3%, which is a sixteen-year low and the lowest it has been since before the recession. With this, there were 138,000 jobs added, which is slightly less than economist projections of 185,000, yet remains strong growth.
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Focus on the Entire Employee Experience

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In order for organizations to achieve long-term employee engagement they must focus on the long-term employee experience, from the start of the employee cycle all the way through to the end. That is, from the very first time a potential employee is contacted in the recruitment initiatives, to the onboarding process, throughout their employment with the organization, and all the way through to when the employee finally does leave.
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After softer than expected growth in March 2017, the April Jobs Report shows that new jobs came back with a bang. US employers added 211,000 jobs in April, which has spurred conversation among economists about whether or not the US has reached full employment, or whether or not everyone who wants to work is able to find a job.
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The majority of organizations begin with growth and generating profit at the forefront of their goals. They have a service or product that, in their eyes, needs to get to the market as fast as possible while bringing in enough employees to help make sure it happens quickly. If I were to start a company tomorrow, I would likely have the same mindset, except that I have been exposed to numerous studies and real-world examples that demonstrate the importance of a strategic human resources leader an...
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The creation and filling of new jobs creates a potential dilemma for the Human Resources department of each organization. Studies have shown that the telecommunication industry suffers a quit rate of 82% in a four-year span. This means that both AT&T and T-Mobile need to be confident in their hiring process so they can avoid the high costs of replacing an employee.
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Many of the pundits who have been writing on March’s Jobs Report have been highlighting how worrisome it is for America’s overall workforce, but the fact remains that jobs are still growing at a strong pace. Job growth remains especially prevalent in the professional and business services sectors, which creates an employee retention concern for Human Resource departments throughout the country.
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The Information Technology industry is thriving in the United States. Multiple trends illustrate the industry’s boom, including growth in total workers in the past year, the total number of jobs as compared to other industries, the total jobless rate for technology professionals and the fact that technology roles represent about 8% of the nation’s economy.
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Hiring veterans has come easy, but getting them to stay beyond the first year of employment has been quite a challenge. This is challenge is reflective of a larger issue facing organizations today, as employees that leave within their first year of employment make up over one-third of all employee turnover.
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