RETENTION

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.

Victoria's Secret employees claim online campaign victory

10/24/2013
Employees at the Manhattan flagship store of Victoria’s Secret received raises of between $1 and $2 per hour recently, and say it’s all because of a petition started on the advocacy website www.change.org.

Craft strategy to retain your best employees

08/23/2013
It’s getting a lot easier for your most valued employees to find jobs at other companies. And if your retention efforts aren’t better than your competitors’ recruiting, you stand a good chance of losing your star employees.

Understand the Millennials working in your midst

06/05/2013
Researchers who studied PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Millennial employees found that several factors are key to retaining today’s youngest workers and helping them succeed.

Overlooked retention tool: Show employees a future path

05/03/2013
Many employers are missing out on a simple, no-cost way to retain employees—communicate your promotions and promotion policies.

Reinstate fun, family focus to recruit and retain

04/04/2013
If your organization is suffering a post-recession exodus of its most valuable employees, here’s an old-school idea to stop the drain: Add job perks that your competitors don’t offer.

Consulting firm offers 'no unwanted travel'

04/01/2013

Slalom Consulting guarantees its employees that all of its clients are local, so they don’t have to travel if they don’t want to. That guarantee draws travel-weary consultants and new grads who don’t want to stray too far from home who, in turn, keep hiring and retention rates high.

Abbott touts innovation to recruit, retain scientists

01/16/2013
Abbott Laboratories’ strategy for recruiting and retaining employees reaches beyond touting its health, retirement and work/life benefits. The Abbott Park, Ill., pharmaceutical company gives equal play to its employees’ cutting-edge research.

Boost retention: Focus on every new employee's '5 Firsts'

11/08/2012

Keeping your best people doesn’t have to take a lot of time. All it really takes are small doses of quality time that make the most of first impressions. Hiring and retention guru Mel Kleiman offers a five-stage timetable for getting new hires to peak performance and keeping them there.

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