talent retention

“C” How “Suite” Retention Can Be

As a 20+ year veteran of the C-Suite, I’m still surprised at how most leadership and HR teams place in an inordinate amount of time, energy, and resources on talent acquisition with minimal emphasis on talent retention. The cycle of onboarding new employees always seems identical: Reel in new employees, get them pumped up during …

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Louise Herring and the Impact of Emotional Intelligence

In the nearly 14 years since I started at South Carolina Federal Credit Union, we have stayed the course to be an “Employer of Choice.” We want our employees to feel special about working at this organization. And to do so, our HR Strategies & Practices center on becoming a Best Places to Work. Why? …

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How to Grow Employees: HR Strategies & Practices That Work

On a trip to the Philippines, I learned how cacao trees are planted. Until it is about nine months old and begins to produce the very first part of a tree, a seedling is nurtured. To ensure that it produces rich chocolate, as soon as the lush, green leaves appear, they are snipped. What’s left …

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How Helping Employees Find Their Purpose Increases Your Talent Retention

It often surprises people to discover that money is actually pretty far down the list on why people leave a job. Lack of connection to their supervisor, an uninspiring culture, and the inability to find value in their work are the top reasons employees exit a work environment.   So what does this mean for …

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Generational Perspective: Three Marketplace Characteristics Leaders Should Know

For the first time in history, the workforce includes five generations. Gen Y is increasingly powerful at a count of 80 million. The next largest group is the Baby Boomers at 75 million, and the generation in between, Gen X, is about 45 million. Traditionalists and Gen Z bookend these generations.  Leaders want to take …

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Four Strategies for Unifying Your Employees & Creating a Culture of Cohesion

It’s not your Grandpa’s global anymore Gone are the days where employees feel an overall sense of achievement by simply holding down a job. Today’s workforce wants to express themselves through an entrepreneurial spirit, collaborative teamwork, purpose and drive, and social connectivity. Also, management can no longer expect employees to wait patiently in the wings …

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Employee Engagement is Not Enough: Three Simple Ways to Gut Check for Cohesion

Most HR publications and educational conference agendas are packed with commentary about the importance of employee engagement. The disconnect is when organizational leaders think engagement is simply a form of commitment. Fostering engagement—which includes employees being committed to successful results of the company—requires creating an environment where teamwork thrives and value abounds. This type of …

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Talent Retention: The Numbers Don’t Lie

Talent Retention efforts can rapidly have the most impact on a company’s bottom line, and leadership is finally recognizing that retention efforts begin even before an employee is formally hired. Why? Because engagement is an outcome of cohesion. When leaders recognize that cohesion drives engagement, they can proactively incorporate pre-hiring activities for a head start …

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Keeping Your Talent in Love with Your Company

We hear the term “Talent Acquisition” quite often as if it’s the only chapter in a novel filled with drama, action, and desire for commitment. Most companies stop reading mid-way through the first section and fail to realize the rest of the book is devoted to retaining the top prize, your employee. Unfortunately, acquisition remains the …

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