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Employee retention. Can you afford not to?

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 13:32 0 Comments

Last year I was sitting in a business meeting which included a CEO, hearing how there is never enough time in the day. How meetings always started late, how commitments were never met because there simply wasn’t enough time. The conversation went on for a while until one member of the conversation threw down her pen and said ‘We all have the same amount of time. We all have 24 hours in the day. Time goes no more quickly or slowly for me or you. It is about priorities. This is a…


Promotion proxies & employee development

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 12:58 0 Comments

One reason why some organisations lose staff is because there are not enough promotions available for upcoming high performers. So what can you do to encourage this group to stay that will satisfy their need for career progression and skill development?

What successful 'promotion proxy' initiatives has your organisation done?


Self-inflicted injuries & employee turnover

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 14:36 0 Comments

So once you have details about which resignations were influenced by the organisation, you can go about addressing the ‘push factors’ like manager practices (which is the main one!).

If you are doing annual studies on your current employees, you should see a change in the push factors as you address issues.

If you know why people are leaving, fix it! Otherwise your resignations are self inflected injuries!

How have you addressed issues…


Push V Pull factors when uncovering staff turnover

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 11:30 0 Comments

Two things we tend to look closely at when conducting a study for our clients:

1. “Push factors” which are able to be influenced by the organisation such as manager practices, company policies, pay, etc.

2. “Pull factors” which are not able to be influenced by the organisation such as health issues, moving away, pregnancy, etc.

It is important for you to know the difference between these two causes and then start benchmarking your results and improving the…


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