Businesses Use Training to Increase Employee Retention

It’s no secret that the economy is still on shaky ground. Organizations across the country are still struggling with hiring freezes and layoffs. Some have stabilized but raises and 401(K) contributions are still on the back burner. Losing key benefits like this makes it tough to motivate and engage employees. When organizations are running lean,…

Retaining & Rewarding Employees is Top HR Challenge

It’s official, the tables have turned and employees now have the advantage.  Turnover rates are on the rise for the fourth consecutive year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A trend that’s expected to continue due to the strengthening economy and societal changes. With more than a quarter million baby boomers reaching retirement age…

Diversity in the Workplace: It’s More Than Just Race

More than half of the workers in the U.S. are minorities. Added to the diversity of different cultures, there are gender considerations, age groups, religion, education, fashion, beliefs, diet, and a variety of other choices that make us all very different and add to the complexity of getting everyone on task and dedicated to achieving…

Age Discrimination in the Workplace

When the Industrial Age gave way to the Information Age, young college graduates became the new experts. Turning 40 meant facing a new reality: out with the old, in with the new. Now there are laws to protect older workers. Even so, age discrimination accounts for 20 percent of all complaints filed with the U.S.…

Interview Tips and Questions to Help Recruit the Best

Employees are your most valuable company resource. As a manager, you’re responsible for training, motivating, and keeping them.  But many managers are also involved in selecting them. Your skill at interviewing plays a vital role in ensuring the right candidate is chosen in the first place. Preparation is a critical first step in the hiring…

6 Sources for Recruiting Your Next Employees

There’s a lot of information out there about where job applicants look when they want to find a job. Popular opinion points to online. Industry surveys challenge this thinking and say that most jobs are actually filled internally or through referrals. Regardless, if you’re trying to hire, here are some tips to finding the right…