Archive for the ‘Employee Retention’ Category

Create a Motivation Workplace

Sometimes, your employees can be stubborn. They would rather not let themselves be motivated by either their peers or their superiors. But that does not you should give up that easily.Instead of trying to motivate your people, try creating a motivating workplace instead. Check out what your workers find motivating and infuse them in the office. However, do note that different employees have different motivations.Ask your employees what they enjoy in every day. Determine what values and needs ke…

How to Talk to Kids About Layoffs

With more layoffs happening from large-scale Fortune 500 companies to small-town mom-and-pop establishments, one of the main concerns that hound terminated employees is how to tell their children about it. The fear that telling them about their loss of job would only upset the family. Here are some pointers that would help.Take care of yourselfValue the talents and skills you have gained in your previous employer, which you can offer to another organization. Think about the good things you have …

Keeping Your Talented People in The Outsourced Economy

Whether we like it or not, outsourcing is here to stay.  And whether you believe in it or not, your company is most likely to hire workers residing in foreign countries for cheaper labor.  However, that does not mean you have to conduct massive layoffs in your main office without considering which people to keep and which people you have to let go.  You need to keep the people who are nimble, adaptable, and prepared to participate in your organization in this new level of competitiveness.  At th…

Reasons Why Employees Leave

Resignations and turnovers are inevitable in every employer. However, if there have been a more-than-the-usual number of resignation letters piling on the office lately then maybe there is a problem you may want to fix. The following are issues as to why employees usually quit their current jobs, and how to retain them.Your employees feel stuck in their current work Your workers may feel that their current position has no hope of promotion. They look around and do not see any job they would like…

Ways to Show Appreciation to Employees and Coworkers

No occasion is needed when it comes to recognizing the contributions of your employees and coworkers. In fact, small tokens of appreciations are enough to spread the message that you value them. Here are some ways of praising and thanking coworkers.Praise what they have done well – Identify the deed or achievement that they have done to the company.Say thanks – A simple “thank you” can be enough to show your appreciation for their hard work. It is also best to be nice and say “please”.Get to kno…

Understanding Employee Turnover

One of the most important aspects of better management practice is the effective handling of workers in the company. Employee turnover is a perennial problem for most companies that may not be able to handle their staff more effectively. Employee turnover is the term used to refer to a characteristic rate of a given company to gain or lose workers. A company with a high employee turnover, it simply means that employees on average have shorter working tenures as compared to other companies in the…

The Causes of Absenteeism

For managers, there will always be the occasional absentee who works for him. This particular person will always be chronically absent and will probably not inform him or her in time for necessary adjustments to be made. This would probably be one of the worst things that could happen to a manager because it is essentially a domino effect. It’s bad enough that statistics say that on any particular day, around 10% of his employees will be absent from work. There are different suggestions that hav…

How to Retain Good Employees

Even the slightest things can generate big problems later on, like a boss who impatiently drums his fingers as an employee pitches an idea, or the co-worker who is left out of an e-mail loop on a critical project, or the supervisor who constantly interrupts employees before the can finish explaining.These so-called “microinequities” may seem like trivial things to fret about, but if you think about it, even you do not want to be treated insignificantly or indifferently at work. You do not want t…

Succession Planning Myths

Succession planning is the process in organization development wherein suitable employees are identified and prepared through mentoring, training, and job rotation, to replace key players such as the CEO once their terms expire. However, this practice is not done by a lot of companies. According to a recent study, less than 60% of companies have a succession plan in place, reasons of which include some false impressions.Here are some of the most common myths about succession planning.If there ar…

Keeping Your Employee From Leaving

With so many competing companies on the lookout for the few best-skilled people among a crowd of job seekers, it is best that you should not let go of your most valuable employees. You would never know when to find a people who would perform better than them.This is where your employee’s loyalty to the company will be tested. Would they leave your company at a sight of a lucrative offer from another employer? Would they seek out for better career opportunities? Do they feel unhappy with their cu…