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The bottom line is that companies are held back by a lack of qualified talent. As the unemployment rate continues to drop and job openings continue to increase, the quit rate is set-up to sharply rise, push up wages and cost employers more and more in turnover as we round out 2017 and ring in 2018. Employers can’t be idle in recruiting and retention efforts. They must act now to understand how to retain and attract skilled workers, or, sit idle while their competitors grow – with their former ...
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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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The American Psychological Association (APA) Center for Organizational Excellence released results of the “2017 Job Skills Training and Career Development Survey” last week, and the major finding is clear - lack of manager support for career development drives retention. And, we agree.
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Employee survey ratings, scores and external benchmarks are popular yet flawed methods for identifying the specific actions that will cause improvements to retention, whereas following a ratings-reasons approach based on internal standards will yield the most accurate and actionable information.
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The concept of employee engagement is widely debated. Business leaders, academics and human research consultants recognize that engagement is pivotal to organizational performance and rush to measure it in the workplace. Be warned - many practitioners fall victim to flawed assumptions about engagement in a mad dash for a simple score or other measurement of the concept. Below, we debunk a few common myths about employee engagement that often lead practitioners to failure.
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Organizations are using pulse surveys to more frequently capture employee feedback as they realize the value such feedback adds to engagement and retention efforts.1 While employee pulse surveys do help inform engagement and retention initiatives, it’s critical that they be used to supplement an annual engagement study, or larger voice-of-employee initiative, to be effective.
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Businesses plan to keep budgets for raises flat in 2018 and invest more funds into performance-based compensation plans, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article. Citing research from AON Hewitt, businesses are making these shifts due to uncertainty about business performance in the coming year. Human resources professionals at these companies will likely be charged with addressing impacts to employee perceptions and behaviors as a result of this decision – but how do you prepare for t...
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The annual Engagement Study has become a common tool used by organizations. Over the last decade, an emphasis has been placed on “measuring” the level of employee engagement in the organization through the Engagement Study as engagement has been linked to important business outcomes such as customer satisfaction, employee turnover, productivity and profits.1 But don’t rush to quickly type and hit send on a quick survey– you must first understand the definition of engagement and then ensure t...
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Natural disasters are much like individual disasters, such a death in the family, in that they often bring out the best and worst in people. Most people offer their time, money, and or resources to help those individuals most effected, but it also brings out the small population who take advantage of the time of need. Similarly, natural disasters and individual chaos bring out the best and worst in employers too.
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Often referred to as an “Annual Employee Survey” or “Employee Satisfaction Survey,” an Engagement Study should establish a baseline for understanding where you are as an organization and provide detailed insight for guiding efforts to improve engagement in your workforce.
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