Tags: retention

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…

Kyle Lagunas: Three retention secrets for a high performance environment

High performance environments are stressful workplaces, to say the least. When results are king, mediocrity is disdained and failure intolerable. Some employees burn out in the struggle to consistently meet the high expectations typical of these environments. Meanwhile, the individuals who thrive in these environments have intense ambition–and are always on the lookout for greener…

Staff placements fall at fastest pace for three years

Permanent and temporary appointments declined at their sharpest rates since July 2009 according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – published today. Permanent placements fell for the first time in six months during June, finds the report, while temporary / contract staff billings were down for the seventh month…

Retirement age increase needed to meet pension demands

Governments will need to raise retirement ages gradually to address increasing life expectancy, according to a new report. The Pensions Outlook 2012 published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) says the rise is needed to ensure that their national pension systems are both affordable and adequate. Over the next 50 years, life…

Financial services companies need a different approach to their graduates

… or risk losing out when the job market improves. Financial services firms need to adopt a different approach to their graduates’ careers or risk the sector’s current talent shortage growing further. This is according to a new PwC survey of graduates working in financial services, which revealed a significant gap between what graduates currently…

Aviva sacks more than 1,300 workers by mistake

More than 1,300 workers at Aviva Investors, the insurer’s asset management arm, were shocked on Friday to receive an exit email from the HR department, reports The Daily Telegraph. There was a stunned silence at the London headquarters as staff across the division read the unsympathetic memo – intended for just one employee. It instructed all…

Retail guru Mary Portas has branded Britain’s customer service as ‘faceless’, but an innovative online tool will help change her opinion. Talent management consultancy company, A&DC, identified four key customer service issues after carrying out cross-sector research. Business psychologist, Ali Shalfrooshan, used the findings to help develop A&DC’s new Customer Service Dilemmas™ tool. He says:…

Skills Academy to host drop in sessions for apprenticeships

The National Skills Academy for Financial Skills is hosting a week of drop-in information sessions for employers in the City as part of National Apprenticeship week (7 – 11 February). The sessions are aimed at employers who would like to learn more about apprenticeships and the advantages they can bring to their organisation. The sessions…