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Training, Development & Retention

Employee retention is a key challenge in organizations today. This section includes tips, articles, tools and ideas to learn employee retention strategies that will help you retain your best staff and resolve issues wisely.

How to reduce employee turnover

The clichés about how to reduce employee turnover are many. Even the Wall Street Journal likes to spout so-called tried and true methods for reducing turnover. These include interviewing candidates carefully to make sure they have the right skills, getting creative with benefits and flexible work structures, and giving recognition to promote a happy, productive workforce.

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Cowardly Performance Management

janinetruittFor those in leadership that missed the memo, performance management is a full-time job and one that requires that you take proactive steps to manage it. I absolutely abhor hearing the following discussion:

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Giving Up the “One Leader in a Room” Mindset

Do you head up a leadership team in which you feel like you’re doing most of the heavy lifting? If so, you may be suffering from the “one leader in a room” mindset.

As the name implies, when you operate from the “one leader in a room” mindset, you believe there can be only one leader in the room – or on the team – at a time:  the formal team leader.

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Love Don't Live Here Anymore: A Word on Employee Engagement

janinetruittAccording to a recent study on "Employee Engagement and Global Workforce" by Towers Perrin, "barely 1 in 5 employees (about 21%) are engaged on the job". This same study says "8% of employees are fully disengaged and the remaining 71% of employees are enrolled (partially engaged) or disenchanted (partially disengaged)."

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3 parts engagement, 1 part possibility

kimberlyrodenWhile the term “Employee Engagement” has a formal definition, it can be broken down into 3 fundamental areas.

#1 – Engaged with Work
Engagement is defined as an employee who is fully involved in, and enthusiastic about their work, and will act in a way that furthers their organization’s interests relative to their own productivity. 


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HCX Facts

Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations declined to 27% in 2011from a high of 34% in 1990. While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they were 26% of the STEM workforce in 2011.

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