retention

Retention Secret #8: Participatory Decision-Making

November 18, 2014   

Everyone knows that feeling like you’re a valuable member of team can go a long ways towards engaging and retaining employees. That’s why more and more employers have adopted a teamwork approach to many aspects of work in modern organizations. And yet some organizations eventually kind of give up on the teamwork concept because it […]

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Retention Secret #7: Open Book Management

November 17, 2014   

It was in 1989 in an Inc. magazine article called “The Open-Book Managers” that the phrase open-book management was used for the first time. It was a startling idea back then. In the early 1990s then-president Bill Clinton was presiding over a national labor relations conference at which one of the early advocates of open-book […]

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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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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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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 #2: Mentoring

October 3, 2014   

Research shows that employees, and especially new hires, want a lot of support to be the best that they can be for your company. If that support is not provided, workers are apt to become disengaged, which unfortunately covers 70% of the American workforce (source). One way to counter disengagement and provide employees with the […]

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Retention Secret #1: Better Onboarding

October 3, 2014   

Employee disengagement is a serious issue facing workplaces today, with 70% of employees feeling disengaged from their work (source). That lowers productivity, and businesses are losing as much as $550 billion a year because of it. That percentage of employees who are disengaged hasn’t budged much in recent years – in 2011 it was 71% […]

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Facing a Culture Problem? Take a Look at the 7 Steps to Turn It Around

September 30, 2014   

We just covered the top 7 red flags that may indicate there’s a corporate culture problem in your organization. If you’re an employee, as pointed out, it may be easy to see these red flags and share your complaints, but what if you’re the actual leader? Since corporate culture is generally believed to start at […]

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