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Archive for the ‘Employee Retention’ Category

January 25th, 2016

Look to Leadership Behaviour if Employees Aren’t Engaged

Look to Leadership Behaviour if Employees Aren't Engaged

Engaged employees can be a business’s greatest asset. They tend to be happier, more productive, create more profit, and produce less turnover. However, an engaged employee base doesn’t happen in a vacuum. There are leadership behaviors that can encourage engagement and ones that will destroy it. If you are having problems with employee engagement, you […]

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November 20th, 2015

Motivating Your Workforce

Motivating Your Workforce

Inspiring your employees to complete a particular task or do something that would be much easier to avoid can be challenging and frustrating. Characteristics of self-motivation, patience and a determined approach may be required to assist and ensure completion. Such notions exist, even in a work environment. A trick to self-motivation and team motivation is to think about the […]

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November 27th, 2014

The True Cost of Employee Turnover Depends on Who You Lose

The True Cost of Employee Turnover Depends on Who You Lose

Retention is often discussed in sweeping terms. We all know that high turnover is costly to an organization’s productivity, morale, and bottom line. In fact, I could easily fill an entire book with stats about the average cost of replacing an employee! but as retention costs vary significantly from industry to industry and business to business averages […]

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August 7th, 2014

The Business Case for Facilitated Learning

The Business Case for Facilitated Learning

When it comes to developing their most promising employees, too many organizations are simply going through the motions, or worse yet, doing nothing at all.  One of the main frustrations many working professionals express is their struggle to identify and connect to pathways for growth within their organization. To compound this is another central complaint […]

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July 24th, 2014

Employee Engagement, Happiness and Tips to Improve Both

Employee Engagement, Happiness and Tips to Improve Both

The last couple of years Human Research Development has come to focus more and more on Employee Engagement strategies in the belief that Engagement is essential to running a successful business. Engagement has often been misinterpreted as Employee Happiness, and although Engagement and Happiness are not the same, the two are intricately connected. In Employee […]

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June 26th, 2014

3 More Ways To Keep Your Employees Motivated

3 More Ways To Keep Your Employees Motivated

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucious Happy employees are productive employees. Which is exactly why we’re doing a two part series on keeping your employees motivated, happy, and excited to come to work. If you missed part one: How to Keep Work Fresh […]

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June 19th, 2014

How to Keep Work Fresh For You and Your Employees

How to Keep Work Fresh For You and Your Employees

This article was inspired by Tim Sackett’s awesome blog post: How to Keep That New Job Smell. In it, Tim talks about how excited we are when we begin a new job, how we start out with passion, drive, and inspiration! Basically most of us start out as highly engaged employees, then become more and […]

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June 12th, 2014

How We Keep Employee Morale High

How We Keep Employee Morale High

Engagement is probably the biggest buzzword in the HR blogosphere these days. That and mobile. But who cares about mobile if you can’t rally your troops?! Why is engagement such a big deal? Two words: Productivity and Retention Engaged employees are more productive in their daily tasks, and in that they go above and beyond […]

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June 5th, 2014

Don’t Let Top Talent Fly Away

Don't Let Top Talent Fly Away

An employer’s work is never done! Once you’ve found, recruited, and hired top talent, you must then retain them. Retention is tough, we all know the reputation millennials have for job hopping, and this generation is making up an ever increasing portion of the labor force. As if that wasn’t enough, according to Forbes 46% of all new […]

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April 10th, 2014

Are you creating your own skills gap?

Are you creating your own skills gap?

An increasing skill gap in the work force is, of course, mostly due to a greater demand for certain skill sets than the labor market can match. Career Builder’s comprehensive survey of over 2 000 hiring managers suggests another, less obvious, reason. It proposes that many companies are actually adding to this problem with flawed […]

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