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How to calculate your employee retention rate

January 3, 2019

Does Your Company Have a Healthy Employee Retention Rate?

How much money are you losing due to attrition? Turnover is expensive for any employer. But in today’s tight labor market, the cost of losing your best employees is even higher. You have to invest in hiring and training a replacement. But you also lose the value that those former employees were producing for your […]

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mental health in the workplace

January 3, 2019

Young Workers Demand Emphasis on Mental Health in the Workplace

Are you ready for a new generation of workers to hit the scene? Well, ready or not, Generation Z is here, and their priorities could be changing American workplaces for the better. Beyond physical wellness programs, younger workers are demanding a bigger emphasis on mental health in the workplace. Who Is Gen Z? Definitions for […]

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small businesses' people problem

January 2, 2019

Small Businesses’ People Problem

It’s no surprise to small business owners that there are special challenges they face that larger or more established companies don’t. But did you know that small businesses face greater employee retention issues than bigger businesses? Employers with fewer than 1,000 employees tend to see a significantly higher turnover rate than even those with 1,000-5,000 […]

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emotional intelligence at work

December 28, 2018

What is Emotional Intelligence at Work?

Until just recently, aptitude used to be all about the intelligent quotient, more commonly known as IQ. The working assumption until recently was that the higher a person’s IQ, the better they would be able to perform work. Therefore, recruiters would frequently look for traditional intelligence in candidates. Today recruiters are starting to put a […]

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best mental health apps for 2019

December 19, 2018

9 Mental Health Apps for You and Your Employees

The demand for mental health programs in the workplace is growing. There are many solutions and mental wellness programs available, but the most cost-efficient solutions may be on the app store. As part of a future wellness program, consider purchasing an office subscription to mental health apps to improve the emotional wellbeing of your employees. […]

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how to design your employee wellness program

December 19, 2018

What Not to do When Developing an Employee Wellness Program

When developing an employee wellness program, it’s hard to know where to begin. With so many competing ideas and resources, it can be challenging to narrow down the critical components. Essentially, there are a lot of ways to create a successful wellness program. However, there are a few standard pitfalls to avoid at all costs […]

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this is how to talk about money with your employees

December 18, 2018

How to Talk About Pay At Work

Pay is a deeply personal issue for everyone. Dissatisfaction with pay can make a huge impact on employee engagement and how likely they are to stay at your company. Employees can easily search for salary information online or ask friends working at your competitors about their pay and benefits.  With so much (mis)information swirling around, you’re […]

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why consumer confidence should be a top priority

December 18, 2018

Why Consumer Confidence Should Be a Priority for Your Small Business

You may have heard some chatter about consumer confidence. Not surprising, since it’s an important topic for small business owners, economists, and politicians. Why should you care about it? Read on to find out. What is consumer confidence? Consumer confidence is a statistical measurement that captures the consumer’s outlook on current and future economic conditions. […]

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Here are some new ideas for employe retention strategies

December 14, 2018

Is it Time to Try out Some New Employee Retention Strategies?

As any savvy business owner knows, it costs your business less to retain its employees than it does to hire new ones. From job postings to interviews and training, the costs associated with employee turnover adds up. Whether you’re just getting off the ground and funds are tight or you’re simply looking to be smart […]

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Here are the top hr trends and challenges we predict for 2019

December 13, 2018

Top HR Trends (and Challenges) of 2019

It’s the end of another year. For many people, this is a time to reflect on the previous 12 months and to look ahead at what might be coming soon. In the HR world, we’re no different. Let’s take a look at some HR trends for 2019 that we’re likely to see in US workplaces. […]

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off boarding employees

December 13, 2018

Off Boarding: Ensuring a Smooth Transition

Does your organization have an effective off boarding process? 86 percent of IT leaders say they don’t. Here’s what you need to know to ensure a smooth transition. Why does off boarding matter? If your organization doesn’t have an airtight off boarding strategy, you could be risking your company’s reputation and financial health. Forgetting to […]

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questions to determine if you're a bad boss

December 12, 2018

Are Your Employees Underperforming or are You a Bad Boss?

As the saying goes, “Employees don’t leave companies, they leave managers.” In fact, it’s reported that employees with managers that respect their work and ideas are 32 percent less likely to jump ship. Employees are more inclined to stay put when they trust leadership and get along with supervisors. If your employees are underperforming, take a […]

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