Nearly every company in the United States understands what a “temp” is and how temporary staff can be used to fill-in for gaps in the workforce. But saavy companies are transforming their staffing function into a true source of competitive advantage…using temporary employees in creative ways to drive revenues and increase productive capacity.
Replacing employees is costly, not just monetarily but in terms of lost customers, business, and damaged morale. Here are some tips for retaining employees to avoid such losses.
In today’s business environment with increases in staff reductions and rapidly changing roles and responsibilities, it is crucial that all of your team members be fully engaged in the tasks at hand. According to a Gallup survey, 350 billion dollars are lost each year in American companies due to disengaged employees. How then do you minimize the impact of this costly problem within your organization? Below are key strategies to help you grow your people toward peak performance and enable you to produce quantum results with your team.
Want to avoid employee lawsuits for “wrongful termination?” Then, listen up, because the answer is easier than you may think: No surprises.
Have you ever wondered why it is we hit it off instantly with some people and never seem to click with others? Why is it that there are some people we feel as if we’ve known forever and others we can’t seem to relate to even after years of contact? When we truly connect with others, we become actively involved in conversations. We become more than nodding heads or worse…”nodding off heads”! Our involvement hinges on our strengthening our abilities to be attentive when conversing with others, particularly in an interviewing situation.
In order to do succession planning, you must first identify the “future leaders” of your organization who will be included in your succession plan. Once identified, those leaders can then be targeted for development and, eventually, a planned progression throughout the organization
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How can it be possible that another generation is emerging into the workforce? Wasn’t it only yesterday when we were reading about the Generation X invasion into our career centers and corporate campuses? Here’s what you need to understand about the new Generation Y in order to fully maximize their performance in your workplace.
The next time you find yourself grousing about not being able to find and keep enough qualified employees, start compiling a list of your company’s “good stuff”—reasons why people would want to work for you, or why your employees stay.