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5 Tips To Supercharge Onboarding New Hires

Your onboarding process might be the root of your employee turnover problem. A report from the Society of Human Resource Management found half of all senior outside hires fail within 18 months, and half of all hourly employees leave within the first 120 days. Few, if any, companies can afford this level of employee turnover.
Additionally, a 2012 Allied Workforce Mobility Survey found it took a year or longer for most new employees to get up to speed in 30 percent of companies. Continue reading >>

By in Onboarding, Retention

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4 Reasons Why You’re Losing the Talent Retention War (And How to Solve It)

The war for talent is a hot, hot game — and your current policies may be leading top professionals to say sayonara to you and your organization.

According to recent studies, the average employee turnover rate is predicted to rise from 20.6 percent in 2012 to 23.4 percent by 2018. This represents 192 million separations. The study also notes that emerging markets will see departure levels peak first, and developed economies will notice most of their turnover spikes in 2014 as job markets become more active. Continue reading >>

By in Benefits, Retention

Why a lack of formal training at your company is hurting your financial growth

Why a Lack of Sales Training is Hurting Your Company–and What to Do About It

Thirty-five percent of employers say their companies have missed revenue goals in the last 12 months.

While it’s true a struggling economy has contributed to stunted financial growth, new CareerBuilder research finds that a lack of formal training in sales — a key area of business — may also be a culprit. Sales is a major growth engine not only for business, but also for the overall economy; yet the number of colleges offering a formal sales degree is much lower than those offering other majors with significantly fewer job opportunities tied to them. Continue reading >>

By in CareerBuilder Solutions, Economy, Retention

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Work Style Tug-of-War: 3 Combative Personality Pairs and How to Ease the Tension

By Robert Half International

In a perfect world, your staff would mesh seamlessly and always work in harmony. There would be no interpersonal tensions, only camaraderie and efficiency.

But we’re living in reality. In the real workplace, where each employee has his or her own particular temperament, work style and habits, harmony can be hard to come by. When opposing personalities and work styles are combined, friction and even outright conflict can occur. Continue reading >>

By in Employee Engagement, Guest Contributor, Retention

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More Women than Men Want to Learn New Skills Outside Their Current Position Scope

According to the BLS’ new databook on women in the labor force, women have made significant progress in the areas of educational achievement and earnings over the last 40 years. Labor force participation is significantly higher among women today than it was in the 1970s, but it seems to have peaked at 60 percent in 1999. By 2011, only 58.1 percent of women were in the labor force, down .5 percentage point from 2010. Continue reading >>

By in BLS Reports, Economy, Retention, Talent Acquisition, Talent Factor

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Five Great Perks For Retaining Your Employees

Compensation is important to most job candidates and employees, and employers are stepping up this year in that respect. According to CareerBuilder’s 2013 Hiring Forecast, 72 percent of employers plan to increase compensation for existing employees, and 47 percent will offer higher starting salaries for new employees. These increased salaries are a great way retain talent–in fact, 70 percent reported increasing salaries is the best way to boost employee retention–but 58 percent also pointed to better benefits. Continue reading >>

By in Retention

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Money Talks: 70 Percent of Workers Say Increased Salary is the Best Way to Boost Retention

Nearly one-third of employers (32 percent) reported that top performers left their organizations in 2012 and 39 percent are concerned that they’ll lose top talent in 2013. While most workers (66 percent) stated that they are generally satisfied with their jobs, one in four (25 percent) said they will change jobs in 2013 or 2014.

But it turns out employers may be able to retain those valuable workers by offering them what they want most.  Continue reading >>

By in Benefits, Retention, Talent Factor

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Workers’ Most-Wanted Perk: Is it Really About the Fancy Title?

Catered gourmet lunches. Nap pods. On-site massages. Bike repair for commuters — or “baby cash” for new parents. Self-created job titles. Half-day Fridays — or four-day workweeks. Paid month-long company shutdowns. Free dry cleaning — or even house cleaning. Better maternity leave options.

Crazy awesome perks — much of which we see from today’s Internet start-up companies — can turn one’s thoughts about finding a new and better job into action. Continue reading >>

By in Benefits, Insights & Trends, Retention, Talent Acquisition

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Now Available: ‘Retaining Your Employees in a Competitive Market’

If your small business seems to be lacking a little body heat these days, you’re not alone: According to CareerBuilder’s recent Talent Crunch study, one third of small business employers said they experienced increased turnover in the past year.

The trend isn’t all that surprising if you take into account how employees are reporting higher levels of stress and burnout due to longer working hours. Continue reading >>

By in Retention, Small Business, Webinars


Organized Fun: Why and How Employers Should Mix Business and Pleasure

“Times have changed. In the past, fun was looked at as frivolous from the employer level,” says Michael Civello, Director of Client Relations for Plum Benefits, which provides companies with entertainment focused services for their employees.

Today, however, fun is increasingly seen as not just acceptable, but essential to building relationships within the workplace, which Civello says is crucial to increasing morale and decreasing turnover. Continue reading >>

By in Building a Best Place to Work, Employee Engagement, Retention

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