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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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In January 2017, the number of Americans exiting their jobs elevated to its highest rate of 2.2% since February 2001. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ report once again spells EMERGENCY for organizations and human resource departments across the country
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The report confirmed that 235,000 jobs were added last month, surpassing the 197,000 projected, and making the first two months of this year the highest two-month span for jobs added since the summer of 2016. The surge in jobs added was accompanied by a dip in the unemployment rate to 4.7%, which are both good news for the health of the country’s economy. But, for human resources managers, this latest report confirms that the battles to recruit and to retain top talent employees continue to hea...
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The Dallas Cowboys believe in the power in capturing the voice of the employee and integrating feedback into their culture. They know that if they retain top talent that fits into their culture, they will be able to win.
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How do we prevent these behaviors from occurring or quickly stop them should they occur? Simply having a human resources department in place does not prevent these issues from happening. Human resources managers must work to get in front of potentially damaging situations by proactively asking employees for feedback throughout the employee lifecycle, including newly hired employees, current employees, and former employees.
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A Chicago Tribune article reports that mortgage lender, Guaranteed Rate is adding 280 employees in an effort to compete with industry heavy-hitters Quicken Loans, Wells Fargo, and Chase. As Guaranteed Rate celebrates growth, we want to offer some expert advice on how they can help retain their newly hired employees and profits as they grow.
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