Tag: Employee Retention

How to Enhance Employee Retention by Rethinking the Onboarding Process

It’s estimated that 47 million people left their jobs in 2021, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prompting a flurry of “Now Hiring” announcements as everyone from major corporations to small businesses struggle to attract and retain top talent. Of course, many of these workers didn’t leave the workforce but rather changed jobs, […]

Want Workers to Return to the Office? Try Making It Greener

Amid a heightened war for talent among companies post-pandemic, U.S. employees have higher expectations for green office spaces and want their employers to make eco-friendly practices a priority, according to new research. Hygiene and health company Essity recently conducted a survey of workers who have returned to the office at least part-time and found that the vast […]


Ignore Your Best Employees, and They’ll Go Away!

The modern U.S. economy is heavily people-driven. Unlike in the more industrial economy of the previous century, what sets great companies apart from good companies today is more likely their human resources than their physical capital, like factories and machines. It’s perhaps surprising, then, when we hear that high-performing employees often feel neglected and underserved […]

Earned Wage Access: A Responsible Solution to Boost Employee Health and Retention

Over the past few years our world has turned upside down, affecting all industries, and Human Resources is no exception. Health insurance, a 401K and a little extra time off are no longer sufficient benefits to attract and retain talent. As trends evolve and Gen Z continues to join the workforce, employees are demanding enhanced […]

Want a Union Card with Your Latte? Labor Activity Starts Percolating at Starbucks

For some people, loyalty to a particular coffee brand rivals their devotion to a favorite college football team. Kathleen, my spouse, would crawl three miles over broken glass for her Starbucks Americano decaf. I favor QuikTrip and McDonald’s coffee. Within the last three months, employees at several Starbucks locations voted to unionize. Seem like isolated […]


What to Do When an Employee Suddenly Quits

One of the most uncomfortable feelings in the business world is being suddenly dropped by an employee. You thought things were going well and that this person was satisfied in his or her role, only for the person to quit? All sorts of emotions may surface—anger at being “abandoned,” frustration because of a lack of […]

Younger Workers Not Afraid to Switch Jobs for Better Pay and Fit

Finding the right fit for a job opening is time-consuming and expensive. Companies invest a lot of money and effort into soliciting and interviewing applicants and onboarding new hires, but despite all this money and effort, there’s no guarantee a new employee will work out. This means it’s in an employer’s best interest to do […]

Faces of HR: How One HR Pro is Changing Lives One Day at a Time

Charles Lattimer is a seasoned technology entrepreneur and innovator, bringing more than two decades of experience to his role of VP of Innovation and Growth at FinFit – a financial wellness company that specializes in increasing employee retention by reducing finance-related employee stress. For our latest Faces of HR profile, we sat down with Charles […]

Tips for Navigating Pay Raise Roller Coaster in 2022

The apparent lack of qualified workers has become a well-publicized conundrum during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can’t drive by a retail establishment without seeing a “help wanted” sign in the window. Theories abound about why jobs are going unfilled. It’s common to assume the answer is to offer higher pay rates. Although the variables in […]


4 Red Flags You Can’t Ignore During Recruitment

As the economy continues to fluctuate and the workforce’s demands shift and change, the problem many companies are facing—too many open positions but not enough employees—continues. However, that doesn’t mean you should lower your recruiting standards. Often, no person for the job is better than the wrong person for the job, and while you may […]