Posts Tagged ‘retention’

An Employee-Centric Company: How to Find and Retain Quality Employees

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This article was written by guest author, Jim McKinley of Money With Jim, retired banker providing free financial counsel.  Companies spend a lot of time and money trying to attract the best and brightest employees—people who can help the business grow and remain competitive in the marketplace. Unfortunately, over time some employers lose sight of the fact that these individuals are human beings, not cogs and wheels. Employees have specific needs which must be met in order for them to feel happy, fulfilled, secure in their roles and, perhaps most importantly, appreciated for the work they do. Meeting those needs…

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Before You Leave, Let’s Talk

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When a company and employee part ways, both sides may want to immediately move on. However, it’s important not to toss aside an important part of the termination process — exit interviews. Sometimes, exit interviews are overlooked in favor of expediting things or because employers think they don’t need to ask because they already know.  But businesses that don’t value exit interviews are missing out on a gold mine of information that is not otherwise readily available. Even if companies conduct internal surveys or interviews with their employees throughout the course of the year, there is a high probability that…

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Is Meow the Time to Become Pet-Friendly?

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New office trends and norms have been popping up left and right over the past few years. One of the more polarizing ideas to gain traction with companies across the country is the pet-friendly work environment. There are both advantages and hang-ups to the pet-friendly workplace. Here are a few of each. Pro #1 — Reduced Stress and Boosted Office Morale Pets provide their owners with a sense of comfort and emotional stability, which can lead to increased happiness AND productivity in the office! You want your employees to be as comfortable as possible so they can devote themselves fully…

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