Category Archives: Retention

Retention Secret #6: Gamification

November 10, 2014   

Realizing that 70% of American employees are disengaged from their work (source) is one thing. Actually doing something about it is another thing entirely. Of the many different ideas out there for boosting retention, one that has yet to receive much attention is gamification, which means using game design elements in a non-game context. Obviously, […]

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Taking a Creative Approach to Closing the Skills Gap

October 23, 2014   

The skills gap. One of the most pervasive problems companies report facing right now, which is quite a paradox, considering the unemployment situation. Let’s take a look at the numbers, as noted in a report from Career Builder entitled “The Shocking Truth About the Skills Gap:” Over ½ of the businesses that responded to the […]

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Microsoft CEO’s Comments About Female Employees Raise Eyebrows

October 23, 2014   

We’ve discussed women in the workforce quite a bit recently, and oftentimes our talent management posts align more closely with the headlines than we even initially realize. One example of this came earlier this month as the Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, made some comments about females in his organization caused a stir, to say the […]

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How to Boost Your Candidate Experience

October 17, 2014   

The candidate experience is no longer being overlooked by companies big and small. In the past the common conception was something along the lines of “why do we care about what the candidates think if we’re not hiring them?” With the rise of technology, pervasive interconnectedness, and social media, that idea has been turned on […]

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Retention Secret #5: Creating a Carrot Culture

October 15, 2014   

We know the depressingly low percentage of employees that are truly engaged in their work. We also know that this lack of engagement results in costly turnover. That turnover drains as much as $5 trillion out of the US economy each year, making it one of the biggest costs in the American business world. A […]

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The How To’s of Hiring and Managing Interns

October 15, 2014   

Maybe you’ve been convinced of the value of hiring interns. Perhaps it was because of our previous post, or maybe it was something you already realized. The question then becomes, how do you hire and manage interns in a way that’s going to benefit everyone? Hiring and managing interns is a unique proposition, and it’s […]

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Creating an Internship Program That Creates Value for Your Organization

October 15, 2014   

Interns. The first thing this term probably brings to mind is having someone to grab you a cup of coffee or file paperwork. You probably don’t think of internship programs as having a tremendous amount of value to add to your organization, but that fault may lie less on your interns and more on your […]

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Retention Secret #4: Going Social

October 9, 2014   

According to the Human Resources and Social Media study by KPMG (source), there are a number of interesting statistics that related to social media  and the talent management/HR environment: 40% of companies admit to having no training or governance of social media. 60% of employees would like help from employers to share relevant content. 43% […]

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Retention Secret #3: Mediation

October 9, 2014   

Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. If you’re successful at recruiting a diverse workforce, you can expect differences to eventually result in conflicts of various sorts. When problems between workers come up, knowing how to effectively solve them can save your company from expensive lawsuits. The RAND Institute for Civil Justice estimates that it costs […]

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Never Mind the Mentors – Want Female Leaders? Focus on Sponsorship

October 8, 2014   

In the past, one of the key programs corporations focused on in terms of a comprehensive talent management strategy was mentorship. Mentorship is still important, particularly with Millennials entering the workforce, who not only crave mentorship and one-on-one development efforts, but practically demand it. With that being said, it’s not just all about mentorship anymore—companies […]

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