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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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Unlike the First Daughter, most employees aren’t willing or able to shrug off the goal of work-life balance – they leave jobs because of it. According to Work Institute’s 2017 Retention Report, Work-life Balance was the number two reason employees left their jobs in 2016, accounting for about 12% of exiting workers.
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Over the past 45 years, there have been multiple empirical studies to validate how companies can gain the most reliable information from departing employees to best understand why they left their organization. These scientific studies show that two things are necessary to ensure companies obtain the most accurate information from departing employees.
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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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In the 2017 Retention Report, we analyzed data from over 240,000 exit interviews to reveal to the world the “real reasons” employees leave their jobs. As we were mining the data, we stumbled upon a much bigger insight that would change how employers should address retention issues within their organizations.
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United Airlines has taken a big hit in the media the last few weeks based on an incident that was likely isolated, but significant. The public cried foul across millions of social media impressions, United Airlines was forced into crisis mode and the airline has yet to fully recover. Amidst the chaos, United Airlines’ embattled CEO said something that most companies should pay attention to and emulate.
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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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It’s important to completely assess the current and on-going state of your recruiting and onboarding processes to optimize their effectiveness, increase productivity and retention. The best way to assess these processes is to solicit truthful, data-driven feedback that provides deep insights about your organization.
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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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