The cost cutting and staff reductions may not be completely over, but as the economy begins its recovery, HR will be dealing with new challenges in 2010.
Still, the flush workplace of 2006 isn’t likely to rush back into vogue. In fact, the historic recession has made a lasting impression on many organizations, which could hang onto the lessons they learned while surviving lean times.
Here are 10 trends to expect in the coming year, plus tips and tools to help you respond to each:
1. Refocus on retention. As the economy improves, turnover will rise as unhappy workers begin to feel confident enough to jump ship. Sixty percent of employees in a Manpower survey said they intend to leave. One in four is starting to look. Now’s the time to crank up the retention machine.
Where to start? Survey employees to learn their wants and needs, before you discover them in exit interviews. Remind them of the value of their
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