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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.

Employee Involvement: An Antidote to Turnover

In today’s tight job market, a current and common complaint among businesses is their inability to retain quality personnel.

The surge in baby boomer retirements together with increasing competition for talented employees is making it hard to keep good people.

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Herzberg's theory of motivation and Maslow's hierarchy of needs

Among various behavioral theories long generally believed and embraced by American business are those of Frederick Herzberg and Abraham Maslow. Herzberg, a psychologist, proposed a theory about job factors that motivate employees. Maslow, a behavioral scientist and contemporary of Herzberg's, developed a theory about the rank and satisfaction of various human needs and how people pursue these needs. These theories are widely cited in the business literature.

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The True Start of the Employee Experience

There is a Chinese proverb that says, “Life is an echo – what you send out comes back.”  We can say the same about our workplaces:  How we treat people is an echo – what we send out comes back.   How we treat people is a foundation element in the experience people have as employees.


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Seven Signs Your Employees May Be Poachable

A recent survey by Manpower suggests that employers across the country are planning to increase their hiring during the second quarter of 2011. Will they be hiring your best people away from you? Putting it another way . . . are your employees poachable? Consider the following:

1) Is employee morale down?

If so, it may not be long before the word is out.

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The Reluctant Recruit

There are many techniques and strategies that can be used successfully for the direct recruiting of candidates. When properly executed these approaches allow an opportunity to quickly determine whether or not the targeted individual is both qualified for the open position as well as properly motivated to justify serious consideration.

Read more: The Reluctant Recruit

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HCX Facts

Healthcare Costs grew a cumulative 138% between 1999 and 2010 and outpacing cumulative wage growth of 42% over the same period. Average employer costs for health insurance per employee hour rose from $1.60 to $3.35 during the 1999 to 2010 period. This almost 110% increase in average costs per hour was  much larger than the 39% increase in average employer payroll costs per hour for these workers  KFF


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