Each summer, the annual Society for Human Resource(SHRM) conference brings together the largest gathering of HR professionals under one roof. Here are a few bits of wisdom picked up at this year’s event in Las Vegas:
Eliminate ‘jerk bosses’ and 4 more retention tactics
“When you’re talking about high turnover, you’re talking about departments that have jerk bosses that employees don’t trust,” said Richard Finnegan, author of Rethinking Retention in Good Times and Bad. “Trust is about behaviors, not character.”
Finnegan’s top retention tactics: (1) create monthly turnover reports that include supervisors’ names; (2) put retention goals in managers’; (3) create realistic job previews so candidates can “see, hear, smell and taste” what the job will be like; and (4) implement flexible schedules, which studies show help increase retention.
Branson: Don’t put employees in job boxes
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- Obama signs Ledbetter Act, easing path for pay-bias suits
- Posting employee pics online: Is a waiver required?
- Time for a snap inspection: Make sure bulletin boards don't show signs of bias
- When creating job descriptions, focus on 'essential functions' employees really perform