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First Time Ever: Job Openings Exceed Job Seekers… What Happens Next?

If you were putting off an employee retention strategy until later, it just became later. The U.S. Department of Labor just reported that, for the first time ever, the number of job openings in America exceeds the number of job seekers. This is an unprecedented situation that is increasing turnover all over the country, and giving the upper hand to employees and job seekers. If one of your best employees quits today, the reality is: It will be HARDER to find [...]

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Can you smell that? It’s your HR data rotting. Discover the 5th V of Talent’s Big Data.

Curving the 4 V’s of Big Data in HR: The People & Culture Perspective Can you smell that? It’s your HR data rotting. Every day we wait is a day that the value of fresh data spoils. The breakthrough in talent analytics today is transformative. If you are not mining predictive insights by now, your HR job is at risk. After 18 years of managing the famed 4Vs of Big Data, we discovered the most important V is not one of them. [...]

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A break up letter to Facebook…It’s not you, It’s me

In the wake of the recent Cambridge Analytica outrage, Facebook grapples with having allegedly spilled personal data on nearly 87 Million people (and around 42% of entire USA population on Facebook.) As a result, a lot of people ‘quit’ Facebook as users. The #deletefacebook campaign caught a lot of fuel as the fire spread to different parts of the world. Some of the biggest names on the list include the prophet of future technology, Elon Musk, and technologies sage [...]

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Valmont – Retensa Project Site

Welcome to Valmont’s Workforce Communication Page. We appreciate your taking the time to complete this information, it is completely anonymous. In addition to the current employee communication projects, Retensa provides the opportunity to make confidential comments or suggestions of any kind. Simply fill out the information below, and a Retensa Team Member will incorporate your input into our findings. Your contribution is a significant part of this process, we thank you for your initiative. Online Suggestion Box [...]

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Our Team Continues to Expand, with a New Leadership & Management Trainer!

Welcome Brendon Nimphius to our Talent Management Team! Brendon is the new Leadership & Management Trainer at Retensa. As a Talent Management professional and Inspiration Guru, he has extensive experience in training design and facilitation; leadership development; performance management; employee engagement surveys; process improvement; and other people and culture strategies. Previously, Brendon was Associate Director of Organizational Development, with a 5,000+ staff public healthcare facility. There he designed and delivered leadership development and training programs that significantly increased manager effectiveness [...]

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Employee Turnover UNVEILED

Employee Turnover UNVEILED – Fall 2017 webinar on Nov 1st & 7th, 2017 JOIN US for 60 minutes of fresh insights about the latest separation trends. Find out what surprises we unveiled about differences between industries, the behavior of millennials, how likely are women to quit their jobs, what is driving top performers out the door and much more. Wed, November 1st at 3:00pm (ET) Tue, November 7th at 11:30am (ET) Twice a year we look at separation data across industries and compile exit [...]

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How Not to Do Exit Interviews: The Toll for Taking the Wrong Exit

Exit Interviews provide the most timely opportunity for an employer to receive feedback of an employee’s experience. Only when an employee quits, can we uncover, with accuracy, why they quit. It is a valuable window for an organization to view constructive feedback, as well as to ensure employees leave the organization on the best possible terms. However, if used incorrectly, feedback can result in a head-on collision, and bad publicity for the employer when not handled with care. Just ask [...]

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There’s a New Addition to Our Talent Management Services Team!

Retensa welcomes Greta Knaus to our Talent Management Services team! Greta holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology; and brings expertise in the areas of survey and data analysis to help our clients develop strategies that attract, motivate and retain top talent. As an Austrian she speaks German, and imparts a unique European perspective to our diverse team. Prior to joining Retensa, Greta worked in Human Resources at Live Nation Entertainment, and carried out research at Baruch College and Webster [...]

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The 3 Metrics That Turn Down Employee Turnover

The word turnover means more than a number calculation. Losing good employees is one of biggest drains on a company’s bottom line, yet organizations consistently overlook or miscalculate what it truly costs.  A Cost of Turnover analysis that gets to the bottom of what really matters – what turnover costs, why it costs, and how to fix it — goes beyond simple multiplication and division. Through a better understanding of these 3 hidden factors, organizations can turn up the [...]

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