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Retention remains a top priority in HR strategy

Many HR teams are focusing, it’s recently been reported, on how best to retain their top talent as it has been revealed that the way to increase productivity now lies with pinpointing your best employees and helping them increase their output. HR teams are looking at how implementing retention plans and providing great performance reviews that can nurture the workforce and keep them for the long term – driving down recruitment costs and, it’s hoped, pushing up productivity levels. Therefore the ability to properly monitor and record the development of your talent has become a priority for many businesses – enabling them to maintain an ongoing record as to the individuals’ progress, as well as any discussions and plans that are put into place. Action HRM is perfectly positioned to help with talent performance management as part of an integrated HR platform. Enabling businesses to manage all aspects of...

Great article by Dave Kerpen 17 Things You Should Never Say to Your Boss

There is a great article just posted recently on on Linked in by David Kerpen “17 Things You Should Never Say to Your Boss”. It outlines some thoughts from new age CEO’s on leadership, honesty, hiring qualities they look for in employees. It also highlights the importance of honesty, openness for productive workplace and a healthy workplace culture.

Well worth a read for employee, managers and Human Resource (HR) employees.

I’m not sure what this google employee was trying to prove. The quote from the article could indicate the anonymous person may already be an ex-employee.

‘I Agree to Disagree’

“Whether it is said explicitly or passive-aggressively, this mindset has no place in startup culture. Those who have this mindset should either found their own startups or go work in big corporate America where this goes unnoticed. At a startup, you’re either all the way in or all the way out.”

Should you HR team be using Social Media?

The rise of popular social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter has had an almost revolutionary impact on the way that people communicate and interact with one another online. It is a great way to keep in touch with rarely seen family members or friends, find people with similar interests, promote a business and a hundred other things besides. Given the way that it links people together through social networks, it is perhaps surprising that HR teams have to some extent been slow on the uptake when it comes to using social media. Listed below are just some of the ways that it can benefit an HR team and business in general.

Recruitment: One of the biggest reasons that HR teams should use social media is that it really does open up a whole new world of recruitment possibilities. Although a position may be advertised internally and externally, its profile may not always be high enough to attract the most suitable candidates. Websites such as LinkedIn are ideal for building up a...

Reducing Employee Turnover Has Never Been This Easy

Finding skilled and motivated employees has always been difficult, but keeping them happy and fulfilled so that they stay on long enough to make the time spent recruiting and training them worth your while is often the most challenging part.

A recent study carried out by the University of Wisconsin shows that replacing an employee who earns $9.50 an hour could cost you as much as $2,200 in recruitment and training.

While it is true that most employees do not stay with the same company for the duration of their careers, there are some things you can do to reduce employee turnover and keep your business running smoothly. Here are a few tips on how to do just that:


Be selective when hiring

It would be better to leave a position open for a bit longer than hire an employee who isn’t a good fit for the job. Along with being qualified to do the job, the right employee should also fit in well with their coworkers, managers and the company culture.

A person’s attitude is...