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Retention

Listen for subtle whispers of employee turnover

06/01/2005
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Explain true health costs to employees; they’re clueless

05/01/2005
If you feel that employees don’t appreciate your company’s benefit plan, a new study shows why: They grossly underestimate your investment, particularly your contribution to health insurance costs.
More than …

Cut your legal risks by reworking exit interviews

05/01/2005
Issue: Gaining more value from your exit interviews.
Risk: Intelligence gathered often falls into a “black hole,” so mistakes are repeated and legal land mines are overlooked.
Action: Ask …

Use ‘stay’ interviews to boost retention

04/01/2005
In addition to using exit interviews that ask employees why they’re leaving, conduct regular “stay interviews” to learn what your organization is doing right (and wrong) and to show that you …

Entice applicants to beat a path to your door

03/01/2005
The hassle and cost of slogging to work is a big reason that good employees quit. And commuting pains aren’t easing: Two-thirds of new jobs are now located in the suburbs, …

You can set weekly vacation rule, but should you?

02/01/2005

Q. I know we’re allowed to tell employees which months they can’t take vacations, but can we also require that vacations be taken only by the week, and not in daily, hourly or half-day increments? —P.A., Nebraska

Shield your best people from recruiters’ clutches

01/01/2005
Issue: With the economy heating up, headhunters are on the prowl for talent.
Benefit: Developing a strategy will position you as a big-picture person who’s got the organization’s best interests …

Crank up retention efforts; 75 percent looking to jump ship

01/01/2005
If your organization’s turnover rate hasn’t picked up recently, it’s only a matter of time. That’s the message of
a new Society for Human Resource Management survey that says 75 …

Tread carefully when approving job-sharing arrangements

01/01/2005
Issue: Two employees ask to share one job: Should your organization approve it?
Risk/benefit: Job sharing can improve retention and boost morale, but it also can spark negative side effects. …

Do your leave benefits entice employees to stay?

12/01/2004
Issue: Are your employee-leave policies too stingy, too generous or just right?
Benefit: Knowing how your organization compares to others helps you attract and retain top employees.
Action: Review …