Do you want to increase employee productivity? Do you want to change your organizational culture and/or improve your bottom line? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you should consider and embrace the idea of using an engagement survey.
As the Boomer Generation prepares to retire, organizations are faced with the sometimes daunting task of ensuring the acquisition of highly skilled talent to fill the vacancies that are created.
Every time that we work with a new client, we always ask them “how is your retention?” This is an important issue to me, because our business (HR) is about people, but for many organizations, retention is a financial issue. There have been numerous studies during the last two years about how our economy is in a recovery mode and therefore a large percentage of employees are thinking about their next move as the economy continues grow. Some of our clients, rightfully so, are concerned that their employees will leave their jobs. So, if you were our client, my question to you would be, “how are you keeping your employees happy?
I’m pleased to see that as we head into 2013, unemployment rates are slowly following a downward trend. I’m hopeful that this trend will continue and that employers are planning appropriately with stronger recruitment strategies as the labor supply tightens. A powerful recruitment strategy that I recommend and see more and more employers adopting is the practice of continuous recruiting. Continuous recruiting means seeking talent and sourcing candidates at all times, not just when a position becomes vacant. It prepares employers to respond to staffing needs with a pipeline of candidates readily available.