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Turnover increasing in today’s hot economy

The typical American worker stayed at their job just over five years last year, down slightly from a record high set in 2014, according to new research by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute.

How one company saw the light on stay interviews

What will you do today to find out if your best employee is thinking of leaving you?

10 steps to ‘Millennialize’ your recruiting and retention strategies

Creating a more casual dress code and doing away with cubicles may help draw the attention of some younger job candidates. But real improvement in recruiting and retaining of Millennials must go deeper, focusing on helping people build trust and connection to their work.

Address job-hunting key employee with care

If you learn a key employee is job hunting, you might be tempted to try to persuade him to stay. Be careful what you say. Asking the worker to stop looking and making even vague promises of continued employment may backfire if you have to terminate the employee later.

As job hunting peaks, employers fail to react

With unemployment falling to a 16-year low of 4.3% and wages on the rise, there is a widening disconnect between how employees and employers think about work.

36% of employers lack structured onboarding

Seeing less than desirable performance levels from your new employees? Your onboarding process—or the lack of one—may be to blame.

5 questions to test your culture

Trying to motivate employees with games, incentives and pizza parties might work to some extent. But lasting results only come from fully engaged staffers who believe in the organizational culture.

What makes employees whistle while they work

Here are things that all workers seek in a workplace, and how those things rate on the “happy” meter.

Why your best talent is leaving, and 4 ways to win them back


An interesting phenomenon occurs in most organizations. On day one, most employees are fully engaged as these fresh hires are excited to begin a new experience. And yet, according to Metrus Institute, engagement levels drop considerably during the first few years, and often far more than you would expect after a honeymoon period. Clearly something is going on, and most organizations need these four key actions to minimize this degradation of engagement and reboot it to formerly high levels.

New retirement plan: Baby Boomers seeking flexible work environment


Oh the times they are a-changing. As Boomers begin to age out of the traditional workforce, Millennials are moving up the lines to take their place in leadership positions. An interesting trend is beginning to emerge.

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