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All Items: Acquisition and Retention

  • New Data Highlights Practices to Retain Talented Leaders

    April 30, 2024

    This article discusses effective leadership development practices, with a focus on how to train managers to identify leadership potential.

  • 5 Things to Know About the Independent Contractor Rule

    January 25, 2024

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a new rule that will set the criteria for determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This article breaks down five key considerations for businesses that engage with independent contractors.

  • The First 30-Days Is Make-or-Break: How to Ensure Onboarding Is a Success

    October 24, 2023

    Finding top talent is difficult. Keeping top talent is equally a challenge. New hires form first impressions quickly and those impressions result in their decisions to stay with the organization or leave. Onboarding experiences are key in helping new recruits to a "stay" choice. Read on for keys to successful onboarding experiences in today' world of work.

  • Will Blockbuster Affirmative Action Ruling Stifle DEI Programs?

    July 6, 2023

    This article explores what the Supreme Court's decision to strike down race-based admissions programs at Harvard and the University of North Carolina could mean for employers.

  • Reframing Culture Fit to Avoid Its Dangers

    May 23, 2023

    Trouble can occur when "culture fit" becomes a euphemism for something else. But can it still have value if defined correctly? This article takes a look.

  • Why Career Development Enhances Retention More Than Ever

    April 14, 2023

    According to recent data, companies that offer employees career development resources tend to see better retention outcomes. This article discusses new evidence of lower turnover rates in companies that offer an internal talent marketplace or leadership coaching.

  • HR Budget Cuts May Weaken the Fight Against Turnover

    March 10, 2023

    Many companies are facing a significant talent retention problem. This article explores how financial strains are affecting HR and employee turnover.

  • Looking Through the Haze: 5 Steps for HR on Recreational Marijuana

    January 27, 2023

    Given the complex patchwork of laws addressing recreational marijuana use, it's no surprise that employers are often left with more questions than answers.

  • HR Has Key Role to Play in Succession Planning

    December 19, 2022

    Succession planning is important to every organization's ongoing success, but it often is not prioritized until it is too late. HR leaders can help resolve this situation.

  • What's an Employer to Do During a Tripledemic?

    December 5, 2022

    This article shares insights into employer obligations and opportunities when managing the "tripledemic" that COVID, RSV, and the flu are visiting upon us.

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