Tags: retention

Employee Resignations at Five Year High (and are 8.2% in HR)

One in seven (15.5%) employees resigned from the job in 2016, according to the latest data from XpertHR. Labour turnover statistics from 288 organisations show that the resignation rate has increased steadily since 2012, when it stood at 10.6%. HR has the fourth highest voluntary resignation levels out of the groups measured, with rates up…

Lack of career planning hampering retention rates

A lack of structure around careers, succession planning and personal development is set to cause organisations the biggest talent headache this year, according to research from Penna Plc, the global HR Services Group. The research, conducted amongst 100 senior Human Resource and Learning and Development professionals, found that ‘lack of opportunity’ (20 per cent) was…

Julie Windsor: Meeting rising expectations – the impact of technology on recruitment and engagement

It’s no secret that HR teams have faced increased pressures during the recent years of economic instability – and our latest HR survey really brought this issue to the fore. When asked about financial and recruitment challenges, 58% of the 290 HR Directors and professionals that responded said their organisations had found it more difficult…

Betsy Kendall: Corporate prisoners and the retention balancing act

According to recent CIPD research, job turnover has slowed significantly over the past 15 years. This means that, in general, people are choosing to stay in their current roles rather than make voluntary exits (i.e. resignations and retirement). Economic conditions are likely to have been a major reason for the particularly significant fall in turnover…

Derek Irvine: Increasing motivation and retention with performance recognition via the crowds

Studies have consistently shown that when recognition is done right, on a regular basis through feedback from all of an employee’s peers, it produces healthier, happier employees that generate better output, deliver improved customer service and remain in their roles for longer periods of time. Yet, recognition in the workplace is lacking, with data revealing…

Almost half of HR Directors identify a lack of talent as an immediate challenge

With the UK economy taking its first steps towards recovery, Human Resources Directors (HRDs) reveal their top three talent threats for the next twelve months in one of the largest surveys into HRD opinion carried out this year.  The number one issue identified by HRDs is talent management and retention, followed by succession planning and…

Jilaine Parkes: Driving the course for employee talent acquisition and retention

In this article, Jilaine Parkes,  President of Sprigg Talent Management Systems,  gives insights into why one company within the Automotive sector, made the switch to a SaaS talent management tool and how technology can take the guess work out of “did I hire the right person.” “It’s not the people you hire…it’s the ones you…