Tag: Employee Retention


Dec

11

2016
Understanding Employee Engagement

Understanding Employee Engagement

Through my consulting work, the term “employee engagement” gets thrown around a lot, but very few managerial professionals use it in the right context. For starters, employee engagement and employee satisfaction are very different. Employee engagement defines the extent to which employees feel passionate about their jobs, are committed to the company, and put in their best efforts at work. Employee satisfaction, on the other...

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May

16

2016
What is Employer Branding and How Do We Do It?

What is Employer Branding and How Do We Do It?

Since the start of the year, I’ve delivered several presentations and engaged in a few consulting projects on Employer Branding. Although it is quickly becoming the hottest topic in HR, many businesses still don’t know what it means, why it’s important and how to do it. So What is Employer Branding? In simple terms, Employer Branding is the identity of a company as an Employer...

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Feb

21

2016
Should You Hire a Job Hopper?

Should You Hire a Job Hopper?

Most companies like to avoid job seekers who tend to switch jobs every few years. The belief is that people who change jobs are not hard workers, lack the necessary skills, and have no loyalty towards any company. In other words, job hoppers are simply bad candidates that should rarely be considered for a job, especially key positions. I am someone who disagrees with that,...

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Oct

16

2015
Should You Accept a Counter Offer After You Resign?

Should You Accept a Counter Offer After You Resign?

I was chatting with a friend of mine a few weeks back and he mentioned that he was actively looking for a new job and going through interviews. Yesterday, he gives me a call to notify me that he got a job offer and submitted his resignation. The next day, he received a counter offer from his current employer with a 15% higher salary that...

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Oct

14

2015
Stop Scaring Away Your Top Employees

Stop Scaring Away Your Top Employees

Companies know that finding great employees is quite difficult, but it’s even harder to retain them once they are in your company. With social media and professional networks such as LinkedIn, it’s become quite easy to contact anyone at any company. Therefore, competitors and headhunters always have access to your employees, and most likely, they will be targeting the employees that are most crucial to your...

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May

16

2014
How Do You Stop High Employee Turnover at Your Company?

How Do You Stop High Employee Turnover at Your Company?

There’s nothing worse for a company than suffering from high employee turnover. Having to go over the recruitment process time and time again for the same jobs is inefficient, tiring, and very bad for your business. Companies that suffer from high employee turnover are usually clueless as to why it keeps happening! It’s actually not too hard to fix. First off, companies need to identify...

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Oct

16

2013
3 Tips to a Positive Interview Experience at Your Company

3 Tips to a Positive Interview Experience at Your Company

Recruitment in Lebanon and the Middle East can be a challenge. Finding top candidates is an exercise in frustration for many companies although the supply of labor is quite high. For this reason, it is very important for a company to make a good impression on the candidate! Most recruiters might find this statement puzzling, but the truth is, they need to impress the candidate...

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Dec

19

2012
Identifying Remarkable Employees

Identifying Remarkable Employees

Great employees are simply hard to find. Even in today’s economy, where the supply of labor overshadows the demand, remarkable employees are few and far in between. Identifying these individuals is not as easy as one may think. Many of the characteristics that make an employee stand out cannot be identified in an interview, but require the employee to actually be doing the job. Here...

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Aug

27

2012
Employee Recognition Is More Than Just a Performance Review

Employee Recognition Is More Than Just a Performance Review

It’s that time of year again and performance reviews are right around the corner. Managers are having nightmares thinking about all the paperwork coming up and employees are shaking in their boots waiting for that big bonus or promotion opportunity. Performance reviews are typically the only time when managers give their personnel feedback, consider them for a promotion, praise them in front of peers, or...

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Jul

02

2012
Why Companies Are Horrible at Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Why Companies Are Horrible at Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

While many companies are laying off employees these days, many other are dying to recruit and keep top talented individuals. During a conversation with a consulting client the other day, I was asked a very interesting question: “Management knows that attracting and retaining talented employees is key to our success, and without them we cannot achieve our business goals, but what do we have to...

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