Are Your Employees Walking Out The Door? The market for employee talent is getting more competitive. The latest indicator: There was a marked increase in the number of American workers who voluntarily quit their jobs last December, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The “quit rate” – the percentage of workers in the private […]

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In the all-out war for workforce talent, social media and electronic devices have become a critical battlefield. That’s the thrust of a recent report from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Using Social Media for Talent Acquisition – Recruiting and Screening. Researchers surveyed some 410 HR professionals from their membership ranks and asked about whether […]

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401(k)s are nice, but they just aren’t relevant to younger workers anymore. The reason: Crippling student loan balances. With the average graduate with student loans now leaving school with an average debt now topping $35,000, our current college graduates start their careers deeper in hock than any other generation before them by far. The monthly nut that today’s crop […]

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A stitch in time saves nine. And the best way to retain good people is to hire correctly – and onboard them correctly. The terrible cost of turnover High turnover is like a cancer eating a company from within. It doesn’t show up directly in the P&L statements, but the effect is there, and it’s […]

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So you’ve worked the campuses and the college job fairs and you’ve managed to nab yourself a dandy bunch of eager student hires. One big problem – the competition looms. You rep a small to medium business while the competition is big or even gigantic – how do you offer the students something the big […]

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There are 3 boxes that you the boss or HR pro usually check off when your company is looking to reduce turnover – ensure job security, offer sexy compensation, and maintain a willingness to hear out employee questions, concerns, and complaints. That sounds like a pretty good place for an employee to hang out their […]

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You HR pros know the deal – getting a decent employee out of the resume pile is an exercise in patience and hope – even if you do land a big fish there’s a world of difference between looking good on paper and being able to actually perform on the job. Figuring out how to […]

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