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The November Jobs Report continued to deliver good news for the economy and escalate difficult conditions for employers as the Unemployment Rate remained at 4.1%, a historic low, hourly wages increased by five cents, a 2.5% year-to-date increase, and key industries added less jobs than prior year, a shortage blamed on a lack of qualified workers.
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Ponderable from the Desk of Dr. Mahan: Last night, Danny Nelms, president of Work Institute, asked me to write a blog on sexual harassment. He asked me to do so because of my work counseling troubling and troubled managers.
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It’s often introduced with a lot of hype and is frequently met with some employee cynicism. It’s the annual employee survey. With good intentions, it’s common practice for organizations to ask employees for feedback one time per year. And it’s this – this once a year employee survey – that is a problem and can create employee uncertainty.
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The recruitment and selection process is important because it determines the quality of talent within the organization and creates the first impression for new employees. Furthermore, in an employee-in-control marketplace, attracting quality talent is increasingly difficult.
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Voice of employee, or employee voice in the workplace, has become increasingly important to leaders of organizations, leading the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology to list capturing the employee voice as the number seven workplace trend in 2017. As the emphasis escalates, many human resources leaders may be asking what is the definition of voice of employee and why is voice of employee important?
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We’ve said it before – less than half of companies surveyed (48%) believe their new hire onboarding process is somewhat successful and less than one third (28%) believe their new hire onboarding process is highly successful. This is despite evidence that underscores the importance of effective onboarding in the new hire experience and science that proves that effective onboarding improves engagement and retention.
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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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Employee onboarding is the process by which new employees acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviors to become effective, engaged members of their teams, departments and the organization. The goals of onboarding are to socialize new hires within the organization, shorten new hire time to productivity and encourage long-term retention.
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A research tool, Stay Interviews are defined as one-on-one interviews, conducted with current employees by an outside party to understand the employees’ intent to stay or leave the organization, and why. Stay Interviews are best used in conjunction with other research tools in a voice-of-employee retention strategy. Additionally, as a part of a retention strategy, Stay Interview questions should assess workplace conditions that drive employee engagement and retention, which are the organization...
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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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