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Michelle Silverstein

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How to Measure Employee Turnover

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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What is Employee Turnover?

Employee turnover is a measure of how many people leave an organization within a given period of time. Typically expressed as a rate or percentage, turnover can signal a lot of things (both good and bad) about the general effectiveness of an organization.

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Testing Doesn’t Replace Hiring Decisions. It Enhances Them.

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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Hiring is complex because people are complex. There is an endless list of factors you could take into account in order to make a hiring decision – resumes, interviews, references, assessment scores, education, previous roles - the list could go on. So why would you let one single factor make your hiring decision for you?

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11 Key Hiring Metrics to Track

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As an employer, you can usually tell intuitively whether or not your hiring practices are working. Maybe you see that too many employees are leaving after 6 months, or you notice more new employees are struggling to complete the training process. But before you can come up with a solution to fix the problem, it helps to have some data to clarify and quantify exactly what the issue is.

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Tackling Turnover in Healthcare

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Turnover is a major challenge facing the healthcare industry. According to one survey, 86% of healthcare facilities listed retention as a key initiative for their organizations. And compared to other industries, healthcare often ranks 2nd or 3rd for highest overall turnover, which includes both voluntary and involuntary turnover.

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Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Overqualified Applicants

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Overqualified applicants can sometimes trigger concerns for employers – that they don’t really want the job; that they’ll leave the job as soon as they find something better; that they won’t be a good fit for the role.

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Why You Should Care About Your Employer Brand

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One of the biggest challenges employers are facing right now is in finding and retaining the best talent. In a recent survey, 73% of CEOs said that they were concerned about finding employees with the right skills.  This skills shortage, combined with fairly low unemployment across the US, places the burden squarely on the shoulders of employers to do everything they can to attract the right candidates.

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How to Inspire Loyalty in Millennial Employees

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Millennials -- those tech-savvy, avocado-loving twenty- and thirty-somethings -- have perhaps unfairly earned a bad reputation for “job-hopping.” According to Pew Research, there’s essentially no difference in the average length of time an 18 to 35 year old is employed, whether he or she was a Gen Xer or is a millennial.

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Need More Job Candidates? Look for Transferable Skills

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The skills gap isn’t going away any time soon. There are plenty of reasons why this gap exists, and some industries are affected more than others. But what many employers continue to face is simply a lack of applicants with the correct collection of qualifications. As industries shift to accommodate new developments in technology, millions of American workers are left jobless with skills that are seemingly useless for a lot of available positions.

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Can Pre-Employment Tests Make You a Better Manager?

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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We’ve all heard the phrase, “people don’t leave jobs, they leave managers.” For many years, people have assumed that bad management was the biggest reason that people quit their jobs, but recent evidence from the Harvard Business Review suggests that people really do quit their jobs primarily because of the job itself – either because they no longer enjoyed the work or didn’t feel like they were gaining new skills.

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6 Simple Steps to Reduce Gender Bias in Your Job Descriptions

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The gender gap is an issue on everyone’s minds, even more so for certain industries where women are particularly underrepresented, like technology or sales. There are many theories floating around that attempt to explain why the gender gap persists, some with more merit than others. The result is that it can feel incredibly daunting to actually come with up with an action plan for reducing the gender gap within your organization. What actionable steps are worth taking?

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