Human Resources News & Insights

Are workers getting bolder about looking for greener pastures?

There’s new evidence that HR pros will be wrestling with an increasingly assertive workforce in 2015.  

Case study: Putting more money in employees’ pockets

Periodically, we like to offer success stories from HR pros from across the U.S. This account of how one employer improved morale and retention comes courtesy of Beth Lordi, manager and part owner of Loccisano’s Golden Dawn in Ellwood City, PA. 

New research could make you rethink your training program

There’s a long-standing assumption among employers that employees dislike training sessions — and will do almost anything to avoid them. Now there’s evidence that the exact opposite is true.

Why do employees stay? You might be surprised

Maybe this retention stuff isn’t so complicated after all.

Retention woes can be traced back to this one person

One of HR’s ongoing challenges is finding a way to hold on to employees. Two separate studies point to the best — and worst — ways to retain staff.

Top 10 job factors that attract, retain employees

What do employees value most today? Recently, 9,218 full-time U.S. employees at nongovernmental organizations were asked to rank 23 job factors by what’s most important to them. Here is their top 10 (by age group). 

7 benefits trends to keep an eye on

It appears benefits are about the only thing keeping employees around these days.

Say what? Company promises $50K to loyal employees

A South Carolina firm’s promise to employees: Stay with the company five years and get a check for $50,000. And if you think that’s crazy, wait until you see what 25 years of service gets workers.

The dangers of adding training to your repertoire

It’s common thinking: Employee development programs can improve retention and productivity. But that’s not necessarily the case, according to a new study.

Are you overlooking this key retention tool?

Almost three quarters of workers in a recent survey said their companies have no formal program to solicit employee input. That can’t be good for hanging on to your best and brightest.