Tag: turnover

How Putting People First Drives Retention

Driver turnover and driver shortage are two of the biggest challenges consistently facing the transportation and logistics industry. According to the American Trucking Association, turnover rates in the industry reached almost 87 percent in 2017 and the industry is currently short about 50,000 drivers. The ATA says if nothing changes, the industry will be short […]

Pros and Cons of Employee Engagement Surveys

Does your organization utilize employee engagement surveys? If it does, you are undoubtedly familiar with many reasons why they’re often cited as being critical to gauging the “temperature” or “mood” of the workplace. Indeed, there are many potential benefits to be gained but also some potential drawbacks. We’ll explore some of each now.

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Amazon Coming to Town? Mitigate Talent Shortfalls with People Analytics

In January, Amazon announced its much anticipated shortlist of cities for its new second headquarters. While job seekers looking to join the industry giant eagerly anticipate the final announcement, companies currently operating in those shortlisted cities are dreading the impact that Amazon will have on their ability to attract and keep their top employees.

A New Management Mindset: 6 Keys for Greater Staffing Stability

Let’s survey your current staff! How many people in your organization have been there 10+ years, are deep-rooted and likely aren’t going anywhere until retirement? We’ll call these staff “trees.”  And how many people haven’t been there long, and their position will likely turn over multiple times in the next few years? We’ll call these […]

Why ‘Sink or Swim’ for Millennial Hires Fails Every Time

The biggest difference I can find between GenXers (born 1965-1979) and my Millennial peers (born 1980-2000) is our overall level of self-reliance and resourcefulness (the kind that goes beyond Googling the answer). Many managers, GenX ones in particular, have no trouble sharing their frustrations about new hires who have an inability to figure out problems […]

Developing a Strong Hiring Plan

What can you do to make sure your hiring plan is solid? How do you fill in the missing gaps? Today we’ll look at workforce analysis.

Survey Reveals Upside and Hurdles of Allowing Remote Work

A new survey report analyzes remote work’s impact on employee success, retention and relationships with their managers. “The State of Remote Work” survey, conducted among 1,097 U.S. workers by OwlLabs and TINYPulse, provides some encouraging news for employers who currently allow or who are considering allowing employees to work remotely.  Among them:

Why your company needs an antibullying policy

by Joe Godwin Bullying in the workplace is a common occurrence that’s often ignored or overlooked by management. Sometimes it may be ignored because, unlike sexual harassment, there’s usually no legal requirement that an organization have an antibullying policy. It also may be overlooked because leaders take a hands-off approach, believing employees should work out […]