Breaking Down the Direct Costs of Employee Turnover

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What gets measured gets managed. With the estimated costs of employee turnover ranging from 33% up to 200% of the departing employee’s salary, it is imperative for organizations to understand exactly what goes into the overall cost of employee turnover. There are multiple layers in beginning to calculate the exact costs of turnover which is… Continue reading Breaking Down the Direct Costs of Employee Turnover

Top 5 Pulse Interview Insights

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Pulse Interviews are a regular employee feedback practice for organizations committed to fully understanding the challenges employees encounter in their roles with the company. Pulse Interviews are the best way to generate continuous, up-to-date feedback from employees. Organizations dedicated to creating a productive employee environment understand exactly how important it is to regularly reach out… Continue reading Top 5 Pulse Interview Insights

HR Priorities Are Misplaced

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I recently read an article comparing the priorities of the CEO to those of the CHRO. It was an interesting read and for the most part the two were aligned. However, after reading the article I wondered whether the stated HR priorities and what is actually being prioritized are the same. On almost a daily… Continue reading HR Priorities Are Misplaced

Making Sense of Employee Anxiety & Depression in the Workforce

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While reviewing employee responses to prepare our 2021 Retention Report (reflective of 2020 Employee insights on Turnover, Reasons, Costs, and Recommendations*), I am struck by the influence of the coronavirus pandemic on employee and organization behaviors, especially in the categories of Well-Being, Work-Life Balance, and Health and Safety that can all lead to workforce anxiety,… Continue reading Making Sense of Employee Anxiety & Depression in the Workforce

Employer or Employee-In-Control Marketplace

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The job market economics are clear. Regardless of the COVID distraction of the last several months, the escalating competition for workers and a shrinking talent pool will (again) likely come together, intensifying an employee-in-control marketplace. The need for trained and talented workers is likely to grow faster than their availability, again. A decrease in unemployment,… Continue reading Employer or Employee-In-Control Marketplace

Understand and Act on Employee Perceptions to Execute Growth and Productivity

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As an organizational-behavior-management professional, it is relatively common for business leaders to tell me of their employee engagement strategies. I hear about casual dress days, wine parties, cappuccino machines, new compensation plans, flexible schedules, increasing work-from-home days, wellness and gaming apps, training, stock purchase plans, and bring-your-dog-to-work days. I hear about golf putting contests in… Continue reading Understand and Act on Employee Perceptions to Execute Growth and Productivity

The Power of Asking Why

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An often ignored three letter word that’s answers are extremely powerful to the learning process. Some of us remember that stage in life when our kids walked around asking “Why?” to everything we said. That may have been in the toddler years, some may have had the pleasure of experiencing that in the terrible teen… Continue reading The Power of Asking Why

Ways to Inspire Employee Engagement as Staff Returns to Work

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The pandemic has offered the opportunity to rethink many things – how we conduct our business, how we connect with others, how our physical safety has become our priority as we self-quarantine, etc. We have learned many lessons during this time and if we are smart, we will carry this learning with us into the… Continue reading Ways to Inspire Employee Engagement as Staff Returns to Work

Reasons Employees Quit their Job During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Reasons Employees Quit their Job During the Coronavirus Pandemic We recently hosted a webinar titled “Voice of the Employee Trends During the Pandemic.”  The below quotes are based on Work Institute interviews with employees who quit their jobs based on how their organization managed the coronavirus pandemic. Employees continuously demonstrate three primary categories of reasons… Continue reading Reasons Employees Quit their Job During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Importance of Employee Feedback During the Pandemic

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Many leaders today are lagging in creating an environment where every employee does their best work. Employees are left in the dark by their organization and organizations are not in tune with employee concerns. But fear not because there are clear actions organizations can take to stabilize employee hopes and concerns. Many people are out… Continue reading Importance of Employee Feedback During the Pandemic