Human Resources News & Insights

Retention & Turnover

Given the difficulty – and cost – of recruiting new employees, retention has become a higher and higher priority for employers over the past several years. How can companies hang on to their best and brightest?

Forget paternity leave, ‘paw-ternity’ leave is the recruiting benefit of the future

Many employers don’t even offer paternity leave to employees, but one organization offers this benefit for both human and fur babies.

Do employers take hourly workers for granted? 3 ways to prevent engagement problems

The turnover rate among hourly workers is a whooping 49% on average, according to some research. When turnover is that high, it almost always means engagement is precipitously low.

Employees trash HR in detailed new report: Their top complaints

The Human Resources department is supposed to be the center of effective communication and employee engagement, but an eye-opening new report reveals many employees feel HR is anything but.

City becomes first to offer student loan repayment benefits: Who’s next?

Here’s yet another sign that student loan repayment benefits are more than a passing fad. 

Why employee engagement matters – and 4 ways to build it up

As you know, employee engagement is an important factor in how well organizations function. But how important is it, really? Joe Wedgwood of The Happiness Index answers that question using the latest research on engagement — and he provides some helpful tips on how to improve engagement in your organization. 

State of paid parental leave: Who offers it and how much time do they give?

Much has been written about how generous paid parental leave will soon become a standard benefit at most companies. But how many firms are really offering it and how generous is the perk?

Rethinking employee engagement: 2 seldom-used tactics to lift morale

If you’re having trouble with employee engagement, you’re not alone.

State of the performance review 2017: What the best companies are doing today

Performance reviews. Everybody agrees that the old approach — sit the employee down and tell them where they’ve been underperforming for the past 12 months — just doesn’t work.  So what does?  

Now here’s an employee perk your workers would probably approve of

If you think getting paid to eat lunch is a nice work perk, wait until you hear about the benefit one Swedish councilman is proposing for municipal workers.  

10 warning signs a great employee’s about to quit

Think you know the signs when someone’s about to quit — having lots of doctor appointments, showing up in a suit, etc.? Well, according to new research, the cues that someone is about to jump ship are much subtler.