Tags: retention

An industry body has advised employers to look at the possibility of hiring older employees as they are more likely to remain with the company for longer. The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education also said that employers will often consider recruiting older applicants because they often have “a more stable employment record”. However, Tom…

The benefits of investment in employee wellness have been reported for both employers and employees in the form of improved health, productivity, morale and in cost savings. Dr Sandra Lee from Q-Active explains.

A new survey has revealed how the current economic downturn has impacted human resources (HR) strategy, budgets and employee turnover. The Employee Engagement and Retention Survey 2009 was conducted by Talentdrain.com and shows that HR teams are expected to do more with less. According to the survey, HR departments are being forced to give greater…

Employers could hold off making redundancies and avoid having to re-recruit employees by instead offering staff reduced hours and paid leave. That is according to accounting and consultancy firm KPMG, which has said that it wants to keep hold of its “talented people” by putting “contingency” plans in place. By offering staff a shortened four-day…

A new survey has revealed that the number one priority for human resources (HR) departments within organisations is to retain employees. Taleo Corporation, a talent management solutions firm, has said that it is imperative that firms “identify and retain top talent” in order to remain competitive as the economy downturn continues. The research also revealed…

New management candidates should be found internally before the company starts looking at external sources, it has been advised. Managing director of recruitment consultancy Stark Brooks Sally Toumi claimed that firms could benefit from using more staff development and internal promotion, rather than bringing in new people from outside. She explained that many businesses used…

What is the effect of the shift in values of new graduates entering employment? And what, asks Pauline McDonald, Head of Careers, Swansea University, is the strategic impact of this shift within organisations and for HR professionals?

Professor William Scott-Jackson, Director, Centre for Applied HR Research, Oxford Brookes University Business School argues that effective talent management requires a clear understanding of the organisation’s strategic priorities

Training is almost as important as salary increases for IT professionals, an expert has claimed. Alex Farrell, managing director of the IT Job Board, pointed out the increasing importance of technology to businesses and said professionals in the sector are now often included at board level. Mr Farrell also noted that organisations have been forced…

Workers who are concerned about job security in the current financial crisis can be encouraged by employee reward schemes, according to a recognition provider. Businesses can hold onto their staff by providing them with incentives which do not have to cost the company a lot of money, Michael C Fina says. According to a survey…

Employee health costs increased last year but employers are still keen to offer healthcare benefits to their staff, new research has revealed. According to a survey by the consulting firm Mercer, over half of companies across Europe reported increased costs of around five per cent per employee in 2007. As a result, around 5.3 per…

Allowing employees to use and develop their skills is the key to keeping them happy and improving retention, according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC). Nigel Stanley, head of campaigns at the union, said employees are likely to be more content if, along with fair pay, they are given the opportunity to put their talents…