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The Power of Perceived Value for Long-Term Retention

on Dec 8, 2021 9:30:00 AM By | Robin Schooling | 0 Comments | Retention Perceived Value
Several years ago, I met an early career HR professional who was debating whether to accept a new job offer. In the previous year, she had received a promotion, attained an HR certification, and greatly expanded her professional network. She enjoyed her job, liked her team, had friends at work, and was very satisfied with her pay. She had job autonomy and was able to implement initiatives that were important to her. Both her direct manager and "the powers that be" regularly provided recognition and kudos, and the organization celebrated milestones (such as birthdays, new babies, and business wins). Yet even though she was what many would consider "happy" in her job, she was looking for something more, and therefore began exploring other opportunities.
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How to Attract (and Not Repel) Talent

on Aug 11, 2021 9:15:00 AM By | Brian Formato | 0 Comments | Retention HR talent
In 2016 Harvard Business Review published an article that listed the usual reasons why people quit their jobs: “because they don’t like their boss, don’t see opportunities for promotion or growth, or are offered a better gig (and often higher pay)1.”  It also highlighted one somewhat surprising reason: because of “their sense of how they’re doing compared with other people in their peer group, or with where they thought they would be at a certain point in life.” Humans are competitive by nature, and the drive to “keep up with the Jones’s” lies behind this reason for quitting jobs.  
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Remote Work & the Great Turnover Challenge

on Jun 16, 2021 9:45:00 AM By | Employment Enterprises | 0 Comments | Company Culture Retention Turnover Remote
As COVID began to lessen its grip on the U.S. this spring, many people spoke and wrote about “The Great Rehiring.” The storyline focused on how we would see the workforce come roaring back online with speed the country had never seen before. A few months into the push to re-open businesses nationwide and the story is not what most expected.
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The Importance of "Momboarding"

on Mar 10, 2021 9:30:00 AM By | Karina Schultheis | 0 Comments | Retention Onboarding HR Department Mothers
For most women, returning to work after maternity leave is, at the very least, complicated. No matter how much they love their jobs, their bosses, and their colleagues, and no matter how eager they are to return to the professional world, many new mothers feel conflicted about transitioning back to the workplace (and away from being with their new children constantly).
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A Learning Culture Is Key to Increase Innovation, Productivity, and Retention

on Jun 5, 2019 10:19:00 AM By | Jeff Miller, Ph.D. | 0 Comments | Retention Education Employee Engagement Productivity Management
I've spent my entire career either learning or teaching. I've studied the psychology of learning, and I've been involved in helping everyone from executives to middle schoolers get better at it. I've learned a lot myself in that time – including that learning is consistently pushed last on the priority list.
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Unlocking the Full Potential of Employees by Establishing Trust

on Apr 17, 2019 10:48:00 AM By | Christopher Tkaczyk | 0 Comments | Retention Employee Engagement Work Ethic
Accenture (No. 61 on Fortune’s 2019 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For) has just published a new research report The Trust Imperative: Decoding Organizational DNA, in which it says that businesses are waking up to a new source of business growth–the ability to unlock the potential of their people by using new technologies to secure vast amounts of data on work and the workforce.
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What Will Amazon’s Impact Be on D.C. Area Businesses?

In 2018, the Virginia Chamber Foundation commissioned a study titled, "Economic Impact of Amazon’s Major Corporate Headquarters in Virginia and the Washington MSA." Their findings? The total economic impact of Amazon HQ2 will be $14.2 billion in Virginia. While this is great news for the region’s economy, what does it mean to businesses already operating in the area?
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Ask These 8 Question to Fix Employee Turnover

on Nov 3, 2017 2:44:26 PM By | Ira S Wolfe | 0 Comments | Training Retention Leadership Turnover Employee
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Attracting, Hiring and Retaining Talent for the Long Term

on May 11, 2017 9:18:10 AM By | William Clarke | 0 Comments | Retention talent
Every time an experienced employee walks out the door they take a boatload of experience with them. That experience is valuable and losing it hurts. Whether a manager or individual contributor, the longer good employees stay, the better it is for your organization, which is why hiring for longevity should always be near the top of a recruiter’s list of priorities.   Eliminating attrition altogether is impossible, but creating structures to find, hire and support people disposed towards longevity has wide ranging benefits. After all, training and onboarding is time intensive and expensive, and institutional knowledge is valuable, which makes holding onto productive contributors an important aspect of growing and improving organizations.
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Remember, Managers Are Employees Too

on Mar 28, 2017 6:14:00 AM By | Katie Wacek | 0 Comments | Labor & Industrial Insights Workforce Retention
Disengaged managers have disengaged employees. According to Gallup’s State of the American Manager report, managers account for at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores across business units. Sadly, the percentage of engaged managers is only slightly higher than the percentage of engaged employees. Pretty scary when you consider that only 30% of today’s U.S. workforce is engaged.
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