Employee Retention Articles

  • Steal This One Idea from College Campuses to Improve Employee Retention — and Rejuvenate Your Workforce

    April 16, 2019

    One of the best ideas to migrate from college campuses to the workplace in recent years did not arise from cutting-edge research or brilliant lab work. This innovation, now being embraced by a growing number of highly regarded companies and organizations, is the sabbatical, a long-lived college practice that allows faculty members to take paid time off to...

  • Google’s Former Career Coach Recommends This Trick to Boost Employee Engagement

    February 19, 2019

    Starting in 2008, Google has conducted extensive research into what makes a great manager. They called it “Project Oxygen” and, over time, identified the 10 behaviors that Google’s best managers share. Number one on the list? Being a good coach. Knowing how important this is, Google has baked coaching in at every step of its employees' career paths, from new...

  • Job Quit Rates Are Soaring: Here Are 5 Tactics to Keep Your Employees ​

    December 26, 2018

    In the United States this year, job attrition reached its highest rate since records began in 2000. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that 3.5 million people voluntarily left their jobs in October — a quit rate of 2.3%. And with the number of open jobs exceeding the number of unemployed people by almost a million, it’s a candidate’s market out...

  • Employees Share the 4 Most Frustrating Things Bosses Do

    November 27, 2018

    If you are a manager, and your goal is to build strong and lasting relationships with your employees, there are two characteristics...

  • How to Increase Employee Retention Using the “30% Solution”

    October 31, 2018

    I just read a post about how Facebook executives recently found the answer to increasing employee satisfaction and retention among...

  • Facebook Knows the Secret to Increasing Retention—and It...

    October 25, 2018

    65% of employees say they’d rather have a new boss than a pay raise. That stat suggests that the old adage that we quit our bosses,...