Employee Retention Articles

  • How One CEO Responded to a Mother Crying at Work — and What Companies Can Take Away From His Story

    September 12, 2019

    A little compassion goes a long way. That’s what Bernie Reifkind, CEO of executive search firm Premier Search, Inc., discovered after he came into the office to find an employee sobbing at her desk early one morning. Clearly exhausted, the woman told him she’d been up all night with her sick child.  Surprised, Bernie asked her why she’d come in. The employee’s...

  • Here’s How IBM Predicts 95% of Its Turnover Using Data

    June 17, 2019

    Last year, job attrition in the U.S. reached its highest rate on record — and things haven’t really improved since then. With the cost of replacing an employee sitting anywhere between 30 and 400% of that person’s annual salary, there’s obviously a strong financial case for investing in retention — not to mention the benefits of preserving institutional...

  • The One Rule Recruiters Should Follow to Prevent Employee Turnover Before It Starts

    May 23, 2019

    With a recent Gallup report suggesting turnover in U.S. businesses is a $1 trillion problem, it’s no surprise that companies are increasingly focusing on employee retention. But where many companies get things wrong is in assuming that turnover is a problem that can be solved by intervening after-the-fact. Instead, recruiters can get ahead of the game by...

  • 3 Steps to Take When Your Star Employee Leaves (Screaming ‘...

    May 8, 2019

    Your star employee makes everyone on your team better. They can light up a room or find a solution to a knotty problem with equal ease...

  • Men Will Switch Jobs to Spend Time With Their Newborns —...

    May 7, 2019

    The adoption of paternity leave policies is on the rise, with 29% of U.S. companies currently offering new fathers at least some form...

  • Here’s a Common-Sense Approach to Predict and Eliminate...

    May 2, 2019

    A major tech company just made a big brouhaha over its “uncanny” ability to use AI to predict which employees will voluntarily leave a...