Author Archive | Jen Turi

Retaining Your Mature Workforce

Research shows that one very important factor in why older workers leave their jobs is because they don’t feel like they are needed anymore. Older employees will get discouraged when they feel their purpose is in doubt, anyone else in the company can do what they do – and more effectively, and if they start […]

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Managing Gen Y – Change Doesn’t Have To Be Bad

I listed a few reasons in my previous post that help explain why Gen Y has the work ethic and value system that they have.  Using this knowledge can help you get a better understanding of the things they are looking for when choosing an employer. This, in turn, will ultimately help your organization determine […]

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Before Managing Gen Y, Learn Who They Are

Many companies are facing the challenge of attracting and retaining top talent.  Many of these employees are part of the Millenial Generation, or Gen Y – those between the ages of 15 and 30.  Gen Y is often viewed as spoiled, demanding, entitled, and unable to accept criticism of any kind.  Maybe if we take […]

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Medical Marijuana and HR – What Does This Mean For You?

I keep seeing discussions surrounding the medicinal use of marijuana.  This got me thinking that this would have a profound effect on Human Resource departments.  According to this site (which, by the way, is interesting – it lists the pros and cons of various issues) there are currently 15 states that have enacted legislation making it […]

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What Does the Number 60 Mean to You?

This is the percentage of top performers who plan to leave their company in the next year, according to research. 60%!!! Out of one million employees, 600,000 of them will quit. And these are your high performers. How many of these employees will be yours? It’s been hard to avoid the fact that rumor has […]

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The Cheapest Solution to Higher Retention

I posted a while ago about letting your employees teach you how to re-recruit them. Then I read a really great blog post by a fellow blogger, Terry Seamon in October, about listening. I’ve suggested in the past that listening is a great retention tool and and he is offering that it is an act […]

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Should HR Use Social Media Monitoring Services?

In the comments of a number of different blog posts, I’ve been discussing the pros and cons of social media and HR in terms of googling candidates or employees, the ethics of using any of this info for decision making, and whether a policy is necessary.  As I’ve said, the subject of social media and […]

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Is Your Workforce Engaged?

One of the top priorities of Human Resource Departments everywhere is creating and maintaining an engaged workforce. This means employees are excited (or dare I say inspired) to be there, they are happy and they are productive. There are numerous articles, resources, and studies out there explaining different ways to achieve this utopian state. I’ve […]

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