Given the high unemployment rate, how high a priority is retention for organizations these days?
—Thankful to Be Working, recruitment executive, telecommunications, California
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A recent study conducted by Baylor University found that developing an internal social networking site could help a company acclimate its new hires into the corporate culture, improve employees' morale and reduce turnover rates.Read More
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How could we identify why employees change jobs? We know it's not always the money, but is there a way we could predict the indicators for each person?
—Don't Leave Us, services, North Carolina
How do we determine if our workforce is too lean following layoffs? We had an additional 27 people leave voluntarily. What signs should we look for to indicate the employees are overworked and stressed out?
— Not Enough Cooks, administrative assistant, utilities, Giddings, Texas
We are paying to train and develop our employees, but many are leaving for other opportunities shortly after their training is complete. I know this is not uncommon, but it makes us wonder if we can force them to repay the money we've invested in them. Seeing them leave makes us wonder if training really is a retention tool. What should we do?
—Doubts About Training, assistant manager, human resources, construction, New Delhi, India