Tag: turnover

Downsides to Low Unemployment

In the November 2016 jobs report from the Department of Labor, we saw that the national unemployment rate has fallen to a 9-year low and now sits at 4.6 percent. This reflects multiple factors. We’re seeing that more jobs have become available as the economy grows, but it also likely highlights that some people have […]


Signs of a Micromanager

As an HR professional, you’re probably keenly aware that a lot of employee turnover can be traced back to incompatibilities with managers. One such problem is when a manager is too involved in every detail of his or her team’s activities—micromanaging. Let’s take a look at some of the many signs that some of the […]

New Survey Uncovers the Key to Retaining Top Talent

Does your organization suffer from high turnover? Are you constantly looking for ways to retain talent? A new survey, conducted by Paychex, may offer more insight into ways employers can keep their current workforce happy, engaged, and most importantly—keep them around! The Paychex survey report, “Employee Retention: What Makes Employees Stay or Leave,” focuses on […]


Survey: Over 50% of Workers Open to Leaving Their Current Employers

As the economy continues to improve, so do the chances of your employees looking for new job opportunities. A recent survey from Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc, finds 52% of employees are open to leaving their current employers for new opportunities. Of these employees, 44% are actively […]

What do employees want? Money ranks right up there

Employers spend a lot of time and energy striving for engaged workers, the kind of employees who are happy, productive, and devoted to their jobs. But finding ways to recruit and retain those employees takes understanding what workers value most from an employer, and that gets complicated. Some employers emphasize their commitment to flexibility and […]

The Cardinal Way

I’m a St. Louis Cardinal lifer so, for most Major League baseball fans out there, you probably assume I’m insufferable. (You may be right.) Still, don’t look for me to apologize that we’re in first place, have been for pretty much the entire season, and boast the best record in baseball. The postseason is upon […]

Who: The A Method for Hiring

Resources for Humans managing editor Celeste Blackburn reviews Geoff Smart and Randy Street’s book Who: The A Method for Hiring. According to a study by Recruiting Roundtable, a division of the Corporate Executive Board, employers or their new hires regret their decisions half the time. The bad hiring decisions cost the average organization millions in lower […]

The High Cost of Low Morale . . . and What to Do About It

Author and talent management expert Carol A. Hacker writes about her book “The High Cost of Low Morale . . . and What to Do About It.” She offers tips from her book for reducing employee turnover. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the average cost of one turnover is 30 percent of the […]

Punching In: The Unauthorized Adventures of a Front-Line Employee

Resources for Humans Managing Editor Celeste Blackburn reviews Punching In: The Unauthorized Adventures of a Front-Line Employee by Alex Frankel. Review recounts examples from the book that show how companies both win over and lose employee buy in. In his “Author’s Note” for Punching In: The Unauthorized Adventures of a Front-Line Employee, Frankel writes “the […]