Costs of Turnover

Discussions on how to determine the cost of turnover inevitably turn to, “It’s complicated” or “It depends.” Yuck! Isn’t there a standard formula? Attempts to standardize...

Cultivating Company “Alumni”

Why are employers establishing processes to maintain ties with their former employees? Why are company “alumni” of value to you?  Source of Market Knowledge, Intelligence, New...

Baby Boomers Still Seeking That Perfect Job

Baby Boomers continue to job-hop even in middle age, according to data released last week by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics....

The Pursuit of Happiness

It would seem we are obsessed with the pursuit of happiness. Even countries are getting into it. For example, Happy Planet has an index showing...

Survey Shows Declining Employee Satisfaction

​The 2012 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey on employee satisfaction and engagement found that 81 percent of U.S. employees are satisfied with their...

Managing Voluntary Turnover

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the current voluntary turnover rate for private industry is 1.4 percent compared to 2.5 percent 10 years...

Employers Strive for Thriving Employees

The phrase “a happy employee is a productive employee” is well known. Research supports that happy employees are productive employees over the long-term. However, the...