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It is the time of year when we take a break from work, spend time with loved ones and express gratitude over a Thanksgiving meal. If your meal is like most, the conversation around the turkey will turn to your job, how you feel about your role and how you feel about your employer. Some will complain, some will give a lukewarm response, and a few may gush with appreciation for their employer and job.
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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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Categories: Engagement, Leadership, Retention | Tags: | View Count: (761)
Employee engagement is a constantly changing state of mind for each individual employee. Organizations must measure the workplace conditions that shape the individual employee perceptions and create workplace conditions where employee engagement is most likely to happen.
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Tesla, recently terminated approximately 700 employees according to multiple reports. The organization claims the terminations were all performance-based, while those dismissed allege performance had nothing to do with it. How are current Tesla employees feeling amid this change?
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Categories: Stay Interviews, Leadership, Retention | Tags: | View Count: (865)
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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Categories: Engagement, Retention | Tags: | View Count: (576)
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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The initial impression a company makes on potential employees can have an enormous impact on the organization’s bottom line. The Harvard Business Review estimates that 80% of employee turnover is due to poor hiring decisions. Take a second to think back on a handful of coworkers who no longer work with you. How many of them should have never been hired in the first place? Optimizing the recruitment process will help attract and hire the best potential employees available.
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Mid-level managers who aspire to grow into roles of greater responsibility often lack the foundational leadership skills that are critical to further their careers. In order to help understand this gap, we asked CEOs of some of the world’s most successful companies what skills mid-level managers need to advance in their careers, and they identified eight skills most foundational to leadership success.
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The Bureau of Labor and Statistics released the July 2017 Jobs Report last week showing a continued growth in jobs and a continued decline in unemployment, further strengthening the employee-in-control marketplace.
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Categories: Onboarding, Engagement, Stay Interviews, Exit Interviews, Retention | Tags: | View Count: (917)
Nurses at the Tufts Medical Center, in Boston, recently spoke out about their working conditions in the form of a one-day strike, specifically protesting general treatment, compensation and patient-safety. If this feedback isn’t enough for Tufts to take action, the nurses’ picket line has provoked the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) to publicly weigh in with their opinions.
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Categories: Onboarding, Engagement, Stay Interviews, Exit Interviews, Retention | Tags: | View Count: (801)
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