RETENTION

What workers want: Good pay, steady work

06/30/2014
The Society for Human Resource Management’s most recent “Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement” survey asked employees which aspects of work they rate “very important” to job satisfaction. Here are the top 15.

Blue-collar workers dish on the downsides of their jobs

06/27/2014
When asked to identify shortcomings of their work environment, employees in non-desk jobs cited the following.

Nearly one-third of employers expect workers to job-hop

06/19/2014
Does job-hopping (working for various employers for a short period of time) carry the same stigma in today’s job market? Not necessarily, according to a new study from CareerBuilder.

Happiness matters: The 10-step prescription to a more content, productive workforce

06/10/2014
A recent Healthways Gallup Well-Being Index study showed a direct connection between employees’ well-being and their performance. The key tenets to a positive culture: Invest in employees’ relationships with managers. Cele­­brate strengths. Build a culture of positivity. Here’s how to do it.

Spot signs of 'checked out' employees

05/12/2014
With the economy improving, your employees have more options to jump ship. The warning signs that someone is about to leave aren't always what you'd expect.

What Millennial employees want from their employers

05/02/2014
Researchers at Realized Worth, which helps companies engage employees in volunteer work, say Millennials seek jobs that offer them good salaries, flexibility, meaningful work and a chance to contribute to society. Here’s what they want.

For U.S. employees, a long winter of discontent?

04/23/2014
Maybe the unending chill this past winter is to blame. Almost 20% of Americans recently polled by Rasmussen Reports say they’re unhappy at work, and more than 60% say they have considered quitting.

6 ways to make sure MVPs keep playing for your team

04/21/2014
Here’s advice for bosses on the best ways to challenge, recognize and retain the best of the best.

Retain staff by publicizing internal mobility efforts

04/11/2014
A new survey of LinkedIn members found that 85% of employees may be either passively or actively seeking a new job—and that most workers who changed jobs recently did so because they thought jumping ship was their best shot at career advancement.

Michigan firm constantly reconsiders benefits

04/10/2014
Managers at Michigan-based Red Level Networks routinely analyze employee benefits in an effort to retain employees. The philosophy of David King, founder and president of the technology company, is that satisfied employees provide outstanding customer service to the firm’s clients.

Teach bosses to support staff at crunch time

03/24/2014

Every organization runs into time crunches—sometimes predictable, sometimes sudden emergencies. Whenever your crazy time is, you could lose some of your best employees if they feel taken for granted. Encourage supervisors to follow these four steps to support employees during those times.

How to manage and grow your A+ employees

03/19/2014
"To get people to grow," says Sander Flaum, CEO of global advertising firm Euro RSCG Becker, "you have to help them learn something new every day." Here are more of his thoughts on what it takes to find and keep the best workers.

Recognition firm retains employees for years

02/14/2014
O.C. Tanner, which creates employee recognition strategies and rewards programs for other companies, is putting its expertise to work on its own staff. The average length of employment at the company is between 12 and 17 years, with many employees sticking around for their entire careers.

17 California employers make Fortune's 'best' list

02/05/2014
Fortune magazine has tallied the 100 best companies to work for in 2014 and 17 California firms made the list. Five of the top 10 are based in Cali­­fornia—and one heads the list.

Try easy, proven ways to retain best workers

11/29/2013
Determined to retain workers now that business is getting better? Here are several real-life examples of things that organizations have done in recent years to keep workers from moving on to greener pastures.
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