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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.
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The Lasting Power of Mentoring

jason blais-jiusIf you’ve had the chance to read up on the future of the workforce both domestically and globally, you’re no doubt aware that we are facing a significant shortage of critical skills across nearly all industries. A substantial subset of this trend is the lack of leadership development or succession planning currently in place to groom the next generation of executives.

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Tips and Ideas to Engage Your Employees and Outperform the Competition!

jacqueline thorpCompanies lose millions of dollars a year because of employee disengagement. Your company does NOT have to be one of them.  Disengaged employees and a high turnover rate, impact your business' productivity, level of innovation, and ultimately the bottom line. The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) has published a study exploring how workplace learning affects employee engagement levels with the following data:

Read more: Tips and Ideas to Engage Your Employees and Outperform the Competition!

Honeymoons at Work - Don't cut the Honeymoon Short

Krista Ogburn FrancisEvery relationship involves a honeymoon/infatuation stage. Although we most often think of the notion of ‘honeymoon’ in regard to romantic relationships, the concept also applies to the workplace. After all, new employees experience a honeymoon phase.

Here’s a little story*. Recently, we hired Elizabeth. After the manager Paul made the offer,  HR called Elizabeth to arrange her orientation, being very careful to consult Paul because, as always, we want and need the manager to participate throughout the onboarding process.

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Training Without Coaching is Entertainment

 It's Monday morning, and our well intended applicant, dedicated to self-improvement and great interview results, is back from a conference where she attended a training session. This session was touted as a must attend event where one could learn all they needed to become a successful interviewee.  People who had attended sessions delivered by this trainer raved about how great it. 

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Reversing the talent deficit (part 4 of 4)

If the rolling talent deficit series has struck a chord with you, and you’ve started measuring and looking at the effects of the deficit, then you’re probably ready to take action.

As you think about how to tackle the problem, my first bit of advice is to understand all the factors that got us to this point. There are many issues to consider, from the Great Recession and multiple generations in the workforce, to the rise of social media and employee engagement.

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HCX Facts

US investment in the Netherlands from 2000 to 2010 was nine times more than US investment in China during the same period. US investment in the UK was more than seven times more, and in Ireland nearly three times more, than in China. (Source: Transatlantic Economy 2011

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