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3 Articles to Help Fight Employee Burnout

Help Fight Employee Burnout

In a highly competitive talent market, attracting top quality candidates is challenging enough. You use the best recruiting tools to find the best employees, but what if one of your top performers suddenly quits? Is company culture to blame? Or is the real culprit employee burnout?

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Topics: Employee Retention, Recruiting Advice, Employee Stress

Do You Know What Your Employees Care About?

You probably don’t know what is most important to your employees.

Industrial psychologists and management experts have been trying to figure out employee motivation and happiness for decades. In a widely cited academic paper, Kenneth Kovach, provides some insight and analysis of the topic. Yes, the paper itself is almost 30 years old. But we should not discount the age of the his work (1987) or the time period of the study it covers (1941-1986) because the underlying premise, and takeaways, remain as valid today as they did decades ago.

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Topics: Employee Retention, employee turnover

Stopping Stress in Its Tracks: How Hiring Managers Can Help

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“I can’t take the stress anymore! No job is worth this amount of grief.” Have these thoughts ever crossed your mind? Or have you perhaps overhead similar comments in your workplace?

Research suggests stress is a more common reason for employee turnover than hiring managers may realize. A recent international survey by Monster found 42 percent of U.S. respondents have left previous jobs due to stress. Even if stress does not lead to turnover at your organization, it is often a contributor to absenteeism and tardiness. The Society for Human Resource Management reported stress in the workplace translates into hundreds of billions of dollars lost each year in the U.S. economy due to reduced productivity, as well as health care expenses.

Although there are many reasons why employees may feel stress on the job, here are a few the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health identified:

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Topics: Hiring & Recruiting Trends, Recruiting Best Practices, Employee Retention, Employee Stress

How 4 Companies Retain Great Employees & Increase Employee Engagement

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In our last post we shared four of the top reasons for employee turnover, which include lack of job fulfillment, poor management, disengaged employees and low overall job satisfaction. All can be costly for your organization in terms of lowered productivity, overworked staff and additional recruiting costs you’ll have to incur to hire a new employee.

Every organization is bound to have voluntary turnover here and there, but there are ways you can improve your hiring process and increase employee engagement to keep employees satisfied and retained.

To get you started, we’ve identified four tips for employee retention along with examples from successful employers:

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Topics: Employee Retention, employee turnover, Company Culture

What’s With All the Turnover? 4 Reasons Your Employees Are Quitting

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Employee job satisfaction has steadily decreased in recent years, from 86 percent of U.S. employees saying they were satisfied with their current jobs in 2009 to 81 percent in 2012. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), “turnover rates are likely to increase as employees now perceive an employment market that is more hospitable to job seekers.”

Voluntary turnover is an inevitable factor of nearly any HR organization, but employees may be leaving your company more often than you’d like to admit. SHRM has identified low job satisfaction is a strong link to high turnover rates—employees who are satisfied with their jobs tend to stay with their current employers, while those who are dissatisfied often look for new positions.

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Topics: HR Challenges, Employee Retention, employee turnover, job satisfaction

Transparency, Trust, and the Candidate Experience – Is What They See, What They Get?

hyrell_blogimage_transparency_9-5-15The best relationships are built on trust – whether it’s employer/employee relationships or connections in your personal life. But from a Human Resources perspective, the relationship with employees begins long before you meet them. So how do you create trust with candidates before they step in the door for an interview?

One effective approach is to ensure that every step of the hiring process promotes transparency – every interaction that a candidate has, whether online or in person, should accurately represent what it’s like to work at your organization. Here are three ways to ensure that what applicants see is what they’ll get, if they join your team.

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Topics: Resumes, HR Challenges, Employee Retention

5 Employee Retention Tips for Your Small Business

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Topics: Employee Retention

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