Tag: retention

6
Dec

Understanding Employee Retention

HRZone defines employee retention as “a function of the HR department tasked with reducing the number of employees leaving the company by improving key processes and conditions.” That may be a fair way of defining the term, but two important aspects are missing: 1. The use of the word “ability” (you could replace with “capacity”) is a controversial one.  An

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7
Apr

Deloitte Survey Finds ‘Looming Crisis’ In Employee Engagement and Retention

Deloitte recently released research that paints a pretty dire picture for employers worldwide. Employers are facing an approaching crisis in employee engagement and retention, according to the Deloitte’s third annual “Global Human Capital Trends 2015: Leading in the New World of Work” report. And while the vast majority of companies are concerned about employee engagement, they aren’t taking action to

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3
Mar

5 Unconventional Ways to Keep Your Most Talented Employees From Leaving

This is an excerpt of a post that originally appeared on Fast Company on Feb. 9, 2015. Losing your most talented employees is a quick and expensive way to slow expansion at a high-growth company. And earning a reputation as an organization that doesn’t value and care for its best people can grind growth to a halt. If you want

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17
Feb

Exaqueo’s Susan LaMotte on the Importance of a Holistic Approach to Employee Engagement

Susan LaMotte is the founder of exaqueo, a workforce consultancy that helps organizations develop and implement cultures, employer brands and talent strategies. She has a strong history of culture, brand and talent work both in-house and consulting, and her recent article in HBR about employee engagement caught my eye. In it, Susan talks about the effect life outside work can

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23
Jan

Listening Is Essential to Your Employee Engagement Efforts

It’s a pretty fundamental human need to be heard and acknowledged, and people don’t lose that need when they walk into the office. You may think of your organization as collaborative and transparent, but is it, really? Are you truly listening to employees’ concerns and ideas? If not, you may be, at best, hampering your engagement efforts — and, at

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21
Jan

The Guide to Building and Maintaining Engagement at High-Growth Companies

According to Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace report, organizations with a high ratio of engaged employees to actively disengaged employees in 2010-2011 experienced 147 percent higher earnings per share compared with their competition in 2011-2012. And the Corporate Leadership Board has found highly engaged employees are almost 90 percent less likely to leave their employers. Employee engagement is

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6
Jan

Nike Ignores Embeddedness, Loses Star CIO

Last month, Nike lost its young, star CIO Anthony Watson — not to a competitor, not because of a conflict, but because the company’s home town of Portland, Oregon, just wasn’t his cup of tea. Drawing on comments from Watson, Nike and other sources, Fortune concluded the 38-year-old Londoner, who has made a big name for himself in corporate technology

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