Tag: turnover


What is the Skills Gap Costing Your Company?

It’s one of today’s most vexing economic puzzles: Why can’t employers find workers to fill their positions when approximately 7.5 million Americans are unemployed, and millions more are working part-time because they can’t find full-time positions or have given up looking for work altogether?

Hints That Your Employees May Be Job Searching

In times of increased turnover, employers often wonder if they could discover which employees are about to leave and take steps to keep that from happening. While it may not always be possible to stop an employee with one foot out the door (nor would you want to in every case), there are signs that […]

Turnover Reduction Option: Focus on Implementing Career Paths

With the economy back in full swing, employers are encountering more difficulty keeping quality employees on board, which is especially problematic given that it takes longer (and costs more) to replace employees today. Thankfully, there are a lot of actions that employers can take to proactively reduce turnover. One such option is to focus on […]

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 […]