Tag: retention

No Nonsense Retention: 80% Open Door Policy

6. Keep Your Door Open 80% of the Time [Go here for retention tips 1-5.] Let your people know you are accessible to them, says Cortes, author of the book, No Nonsense Retention. Avoid telling people to make an appointment or come back later. Make sure the time you do spend with your people is […]

‘Fire the Slugs’—That’s the Best Turnover

“There’s good and bad turnover,” says Cortes, author of the book, No Nonsense Retention, which he characterizes as a collection of no-nonsense ways to retain your best people. Firing a non-performer—a slug— is good turnover. But when a top performer leaves to go elsewhere and your organization is left with a huge void, that’s bad […]

Metrics: 2 Common Errors That Make Them Worthless

Metrics guru Dr. John Sullivan says that human resources managers make two key mistakes when using metrics. Sullivan is a metrics consultant and professor of management at San Francisco State University. Mistake #1: Metrics in a Vacuum The first mistake, says Sullivan, blogging on www.ere.net, is that comp/HR managers tend to develop and implement metrics […]

Using Child Care as a Recruiting/Retention Strategy

A recent survey by Deloitte & Touche revealed that 4 in 10 executives plan to use the current economic difficulties as an opportunity to recruit top talent for their companies, reports Fran Durekas, founder and chief development officer of national childcare provider Childrens’ Creative Learning Centers (www.cclc.com). It’s no secret that some of that top […]

Parental Leave for Lawyers Promotes Work-Life Balance, Retention

Without 6-month parental leaves after the births of her two children, as well as a flexible work arrangement, attorney Lisa J. Pirozzolo says she wouldn’t have been able to achieve as much as she has in her career at WilmerHale. “From my personal experience, I wouldn’t be here as a partner with the firm, if […]

Travel Incentive Competition Boosts Productivity, Retention

At some companies, worthwhile projects fall by the wayside due to lack of sufficient time and resources. Not so at eni, where teams of employees who successfully complete special projects are rewarded with a companywide, all-expenses-paid trip to an exotic location. How It Works The travel incentive program was implemented more than a decade ago […]

Zappos’ Jamie Naughton’s Advice on Hiring, Retention

Q&A with Jamie Naughton, Cruise Ship Captain at Zappos.com Q: What’s the secret to getting on Fortune‘s “100 Best Companies to Work for in America” list? A: I don’t know if there’s a secret but I do know what they look for. Two thirds of the score is based solely off of what your employees […]

Pets in the Office

(Updated April 15, 2009) by Hillary J. Collyer With all the recent press about America’s new first dog, Bo Obama, we thought it would be timely to address the issue of pets in the workplace — after all, the White House isn’t just the country’s most famous residence, it’s also a workplace. According to the […]