Employee Stickiness: 3 Ways to Get the Goo

Kathy Rapp Coaching, Communication, Employee Engagement, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kathy Rapp, Retention

Loyal.  Faithful.  Devotion. This isn’t a post about Kayne and Kim’s pending marriage. It is a post about love.  Well… maybe not love but at least stickiness.  What does it really take to ensure your top talent sticks around?  Let me tell ya—you’re not going to find the answer in an employee engagement survey.  You probably won’t even be able …

Sackadamus Gives His 2014 Predictions

Tim Sackett Retention, Social Recruiting, Tim Sackett

The Annual Sackadamus FOT Predictions have become legendary, primarily for their uncanny accuracy and for the simple fact no one is willing to go out on such a limb within the industry. Back in 2009—it was I who predicted the takeoff of Video Interviewing/Video profiles!  I also predicted Healthcare reform would go nowhere, so 50/50 seems to be a good …

No New Art

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Culture, Employee Engagement, Good HR, HR, Laurie Ruettimann, Performance, Retention, Social Recruiting, Tim Sackett, William Tincup

Before you review this article, do me a personal favor and click this link—it’s only 600 words or so but it will provide some useful context. Last line of the entry is the best: “Nothing is new, get over it!” Assuming you’ve completed that task… soldier on. Here’s the thing: everything we do in HR has been done before, thought …

Changing The Tech Gender Ratio One CS Student at a Time

Steve Boese Candidate Pool, College Recruiting, Culture, Diversity, HR, Recruiting, Retention

For quite some time now there has been increased attention on the comparative lack of women in technology companies and in technology roles across most companies generally. This underrepresentation of women in the tech industry and in these high tech jobs has many implications, most of them negative – organizational culture that degrades as ‘brogrammers’ dominate tech firms, the gender …

Wedding Anniversaries and Retention Strategies

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Retention

Last week was my 5th wedding anniversary and although life is a different these days with an 18-month-old running around, we did manage a small celebration to mark the occasion.  Now this may sound weird to some of you out there, but this occasion got me thinking about retention strategies… If you take hard look, there are many similarities between marriage …

What Job Does HR Really Do?

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Change, HR, HR & Marketing, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Retention

I just finished reading Clayton Christensen’s newest book call “How Will You Measure Your Life” (my money quotes from the book can be found here.)  In that book he reintroduced one of his marketing concepts called “jobs-to-be-done.”  Originally discussed by Christensen in the context of how consumers decide on products, Christensen posited that customers don’t buy products so much as they “hire” a product to …

Ending the Fiction of Lifetime Employment

Steve Gifford Audacious Ideas, Books, Career Paths, Change, Culture, Giving Notice, Personal Brand, Retention, Steve Gifford, Succession Planning

You probably aren’t working in the last job you’ll ever have.  Heck, there’s a good chance you’re not even in the single digits of employers before you retire.  So, why do we pretend that we are? That’s the interesting issue that is posed in this month’s Harvard Business Review, entitled Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Contract.  The authors lay …

What Does HR Have To Unlearn?

Paul Hebert Change, Good HR, HR, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Policies, Recognition, Retention, Seat at the Table

I’ve been taking stock of the news about HR lately and trying to find a pattern in it.  I did. The pattern I found is the new topics about HR today are exactly the same as they were the day before, and the day before that, and the year before that, etc.  In other words – there is nothing new …

30-60-90 Day Retention Secret

Tim Sackett Good HR, Retention, Tim Sackett

Your 30-60-90 Day Retention program is more important to the success of your overall retention than anything you do to retain your most tenured workers.  Why?  It’s the same reason you wouldn’t go on a second date with someone who picks their nose. What?  Stay with me. Let’s say you get set up on a first date.  Your date picks …