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The Key to Employee Retention

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pocharle
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pocharle   1/28/2014 7:51:37 PM
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I won't disagree with you on that. This is why the "best" organizations now go out of their way to make employees feel appreciated & happy.

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wolsen   1/18/2014 7:46:18 PM
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There is one word in this, referencing another article, that spellls out exactly what is wrong with the whole business of employee retention: "litter."  If you have a regard for future or present employees that makes you think that you can refer people in this fashion, you are not going to retain employees.  You can use all the incentives, "buy-in" strategies, anti-bureucratic workflow modeing you want, but people as individuals sense when they are appreciated or not.  And that is what they value.  If you have no underlying concern for your employees they will see right through it and they will walk - and they should.

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pocharle   11/30/2013 11:35:37 AM
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Exactly. So even when you chase the money, you get less. THe time off is priceless, expecially on weekdays when you can get things done.

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HaileyMcK   11/29/2013 3:39:43 PM
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@Pocharie, especially when you consider that money is taxed and comp time isn't, it seems like a very good deal.

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pocharle   11/29/2013 9:49:33 AM
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I agree. I worked for a company whose overtime policy was days off the next week or 1.5x pay. Most people went with the days off. You can't buy time... especially here in the US.

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Jacob   11/27/2013 11:17:58 PM
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"that's an interesting approach. I think cross training is really smart--for helping people stay intersted but also for coverage when people are on vacation or leave a job suddenly."

Hailey, that's the main intention. Prepare themselves to take any responsibility at any moment.

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HaileyMcK   11/26/2013 11:29:52 PM
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@Jacob, that's an interesting approach. I think cross training is really smart--for helping people stay intersted but also for coverage when people are on vacation or leave a job suddenly.

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HaileyMcK   11/26/2013 11:28:12 PM
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@Pocharie, I saw a survey once that when presented with a list of opens (bigger salary, an extra day off, etc.) the extra day off won (with American workers) by a large margin. I bet that would go a long way to retaining employees yet employers here in teh US remain reluctant to allow job sharing and other types of programs. there's an idea that the company somehow loses out. is that true in other places or is it different?

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Jacob   11/26/2013 10:54:47 PM
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"I don't mean to say that new people don't bring potential benefits with them as well. Often, new people are not stuck in the old rut of the organization and see things in new and creative ways. A mix of newcomers and oldtimers is probably the best option of all."

Hailey, so you are suggesting for a change in role for employees after a certain time frame. In my office, especially with supporting groups like Admin, MMG (Material management group), purchase, Finance, they use to shuffle the responsibility once in a year. This will help everybody to well verse with all type of roles and responsibilities.    

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pocharle   11/26/2013 10:14:36 PM
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Very true. Although companies try to perpetuate an ideal that they care about employees' well-being, I'm pretty sure most people would like to be left alone.

Not to mention that they probably already have people meddling in their lives on a personal level. No one wants that to also include their professional lives.

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