Posts Tagged 'Employee Retention'

New Beginnings

DavidSpring brings thoughts of “newness of life”. Although on a much smaller scale, being hired after a period of unemployment brings a similar “new beginning” to the employee. According to Head Start Program and Fiscal Operations, it is vital for any new employee to feel not only welcome, but also comfortable, prepared, and supported. A successful new employee feels satisfaction with their new job, and will remain on board for an extended period of time.
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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

This October marks the 70th Anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The purpose of this initiative is to educate the public and employers about disability employment issues and to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities. This year’s theme ‘My disability is one part of who I am’ shares the important message that people with disabilities are just people who can bring another perspective to the table.
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Spicing up the Workplace

Photo 57 (2)Retention Strategies for Seasoned Workers It makes good business sense to recruit, hire and (do your best to) retain workers as a part of your company’s culture. Over time, the experience one gets from extended training results in an extremely knowledgeable, highly skilled, seasoned employee that could be one of your most essential resources.

You may never be able to calculate the vast amount of knowledge one seasoned professional holds, or replace it with just one employee if that person leaves your organization.
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ATS-Best Practices for Employers and Hiring Managers

””We are currently operating in an employer’s market. There are more well-qualified applicants applying for positions than there are great paying positions available. As a human resources professional, that means you have your pick of who you want to choose to fill any given position! On the down side, that means you may have to sort through a lot of applications and resumes in order to find candidates that fill your needs.

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are very useful tools for wading through the pool of candidates, but it is important to follow a few guidelines in order to prevent them from filtering out good candidates.
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Diving into the Talent Pool

An Employer’s Guide to Finding the Right Candidates in Today’s Job Market
Current figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that nationwide we are averaging an unemployment rate of about 7.3%. Based on these figures, employers should expect to get a good number of candidates applying for any opening they post. As an employer, you might be wondering why you are either not getting enough candidates or not getting the right candidates.
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Management 101

One important aspect of a job search is conducting research and gathering clues about what the atmosphere and management style are like within a particular company or organization. Understanding the work environment can mean the difference between walking into a Dream Job or a total Nightmare!
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Saving Somebodies

An Oldie But Goodie – Reposted from January 19, 2009

“All week we’ve been nobodies, but we’ve punched the clock, let’s go be somebody!”  Listening to the radio (yes, Virginia, there is still such a thing in the car), I contemplated the sentiment expressed in the song above, and all I could think was what an utter failure that employer is. All right, so maybe I’m a work wonk if I can’t even lip synch a song without thinking of employment, but that whole refrain is so pitiful. “All week we’ve been nobodies…” – pathetic that employees spend that amount of time feeling lower than dirt.
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