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How Do We Set Improvement Priorities?

May 30, 2014
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In our recent employee opinion survey, staff in the finance department identified rewards, recognition and career advancement as their top three concerns. Which area should we focus on improving first?

— Priority Setter, Utilities, South Carolina


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How Do We Prevent Turnover and Burnout?

March 28, 2014
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I am an HR generalist at a nonprofit social services agency that deals with domestic violence. Due to the nature of the work, we have always experienced a turnover rate between 30 and 40 percent. Is our turnover rate at or near average benchmarks for this line of work? And knowing we can’t change the stressful nature of the work, how do we keep our best people from burning out?

— Stress is Killing Us, HR/facilities manager, nonprofit, Phoenix, Arizona


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How Do We Encourage Accountability for Development?

February 11, 2014
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How do I convince my supervisors why they need to be accountable for employee development? Some of them get it, but others seem to view this as an increased responsibility that belongs to the HR function. What training resources could I use to make the case? 

— Not Persuasive, staff coordinator, health care, Colorado Springs, Colorado


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The Last Word: Their Train of Thought Has Changed

January 5, 2014
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People on the train are now talking about job prospects, their next move.
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37Signal's Jason Fried Dishes on Controlling Remote Workers

January 5, 2014
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Jason Fried, co-founder and CEO of 37signals, says he realized that the best way to keep top talent was to let them work from anywhere.
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Superman’s Origins and Why You Should Supercharge Those Who Do Superwork

November 4, 2013
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As your company soars to new heights thanks to the creativity and ingenuity of your team members, the organization should let the workers come along for the ride.
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A Smarter Way to Measure Turnover

October 2, 2013
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Do you know if there is any kind of normal attrition or resignation numbers for industries or size of companies? What is considered normal?

—Not Sure When to Worry, automotive, Auburn Hills, Michigan


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Interview With Dan Schwabel: How to Retain Your Millennial Workers

September 16, 2013
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Millennial branding guru Dan Schawbel sheds light on the looming retention problem and what you can do to scratch younger workers’ two-year itch.
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Reducing Turnover

September 4, 2013
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Our industry -- healthcare -- is booming. We're seeing lots of new hospitals and clinics getting set to open, creating a demand for skilled and experienced employees. That has us a little worried about staff attrition. We expect to lose some people, but what are some practical steps we could implement to get out ahead of this issue?

A Little Nervous, assistant HR manager, health care, Singapore


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More Companies Offer Pet Insurance as an Employee Benefit

September 4, 2013
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