Retention (eng)

Standard cookie-cutter style benefits and perks aren’t good enough for employees anymore. To attract and retain the best talent and to stand out from competitors, employers need to start offering customised benefits to employees based on their unique needs. MetLife’s recent US Employee Benefits Trends survey revealed that more than 70% of employees think customised […]

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According to Robin Bush, CEO of Autism Together, a values-based approach to employee recruitment can improve retention numbers dramatically. Autism Together hires employees based on its core values of fostering a people-oriented culture, a willingness to learn, and an environment of respect. This approach to recruitment has helped Autism Together lower its turnover rate from 23% […]

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Customers or employees – who’s more important to your business and which experience should you focus on more? While most businesses should be trying to enhance both customer experience and employee experience, it is more important to focus on employee experience first, many argue. If you treat your employees right and delight them at work, […]

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With Facebook recently announcing that its employees will be eligible for up to 20 days paid leave in in the event of an immediate family member’s death, many companies are revisiting their bereavement leave policies. XpertHR’s recent survey related to bereavement leave policies revealed that 75% of companies had a formal bereavement leave policy in […]

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CEOs don’t often focus heavily on recruitment metrics unless those metrics relate to strategic organisational objectives like increasing revenue and profits, innovation, productivity, and efficiency. For CEOs to really pay attention to recruitment metrics, focus on strategic metrics that affect overall company performance. Here are the three most critical ones: New hire failure rate: Calculate […]

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In an era where frequent job-hopping is the norm, employers often struggle to understand how to attract great candidates and make them stay. Willis Towers Watson’s Global Talent Management and Rewards, and Global Workforce Studies sheds some valuable light on this matter. The survey included responses from more than 30,000 employees at 2000 companies around […]

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Your top performers are acutely aware of their own value to the organisation and with recruiters always looking for the best talent through online platforms, retaining high performers is more difficult today than ever before, says Susan Lund, a principal at the McKinsey Global Institute. Lund advises that HR managers use digital labour platforms to […]

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In a globalised world, where employees are expected to co-create value for customers, it is crucial that employees think and ideate independently, say Harvard professor Dr. Francesca Gino and UNC Chapel Hill professor Dr. Bradley Staats. To make this possible, employers need to redesign jobs in a manner that will give employees more ownership of: […]

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A recent study conducted by the Network for Business Sustainability found that less than 40% of employees were aware of their company’s CSR programmes! It appears that companies are struggling to communicating CSR goals and strategies to employees. Here’s what you can do to make sure you’re communicating your CSR goals clearly to your employees, […]

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In companies around the world, business decisions are driven by profits. Profit is crucial, of course, but it’s no longer the only measure of true business success, contends Lisa Manley, EVP of Business + Social Purpose at PR firm Edelman. In fact, 80% of respondents in the 2015 Edelman Global Trust Barometer said that they […]

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