Tag: retention

5 HR Trends That Should Be on Your Radar in 2023

Although the labor market is tight and employees are becoming more selective about how and where they work, workers have had an extremely difficult few years. From the immediate transition to remote work (along with countless other disruptions caused by the pandemic) to a global economic crisis, employees have faced a series of shocks that […]

4 Ways to Limit Employee Turnover and Improve Retention

Employment numbers have been volatile over the past several years. While the pandemic shook up the employment picture, it appears that, for now, the unemployment rate has stabilized and is at the lowest rate the country has seen in years. However, employers with an hourly workforce, particularly in industries like health care, transportation, and food, […]

Addressing the Quiet Firing Trend

While the term “quiet firing” may be new—and chatter around the trend increases—the practice is an age-old tactic used to force an employee to eventually quit. A recent LinkedIn News poll with over 20,000 respondents revealed 48% of employees had seen quiet firing in the workplace, and 35% have faced it during their careers. With the rise […]

Leveraging Learning Pathways in Your L&D Program

In a previous post, we discussed the concept of learning pathways and sequential activities, often coming from multiple sources used to develop skills and behaviors. Learning pathways can be far more effective than a jumble of one-off training sessions due to the ability to create structure, organization, continuity, and escalating difficulty in the material within […]

Companies Continue Increasing L&D Spending

With wage pressures pushing employee compensation demands higher and inflation and supply chain issues further straining employer finances, one might expect that budgets for learning and development would shrink or even be put on hold while the storms pass.

The Normalization of Job Hopping

Workers no longer expect to stay with companies for their lifetimes. In fact, it’s increasingly common for employees to stick around for as little as a year before moving on to a new role, where they also expect to have a short tenure. It’s a practice long known as “job hopping,” although the stigma once […]

Mentorship Programs: A Talent Retention Silver Bullet for HR Leaders

The Great Resignation saw a record 4.53 million workers quit their jobs in March 2022. While there are a multitude of reasons for this widespread movement, including residual effects of the pandemic and new job opportunities, one surefire way to turn employees away is the lack of a robust company culture. And while offering office […]

How Much Should an Employer Ask of Interviewers?

Making a job offer is a major decision for an employer. Employment relationships involve much more than just the cost of a salary. Benefits and employment regulations put companies in an important legal relationship with workers; a company’s reputation can be impacted by its staff; and, of course, employers want to make sure the person […]

Watch Out for Scope Creep in Flexible Work Arrangements

Despite best intentions and nondiscriminatory business motivations, some groups of employees may reap more of the benefits of flexible work arrangements than others simply because their circumstances make such options more attractive to them. Accordingly, you should take steps to ensure flexible work arrangements are offered and implemented without discrimination on any prohibited basis. In […]