Strategies for Improving Employee Retention

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  February 20, 2017  /  Advantages of Training, Culture Change   —   No Comments ↓

In an article he contributed to LinkedIn entitled "Employee Retention Now a Big Issue: Why the Tide has Turned," Josh Bersin, principal and founder of Bersin by Deloitte writes: "Many studies show that the total cost of losing an employee can range from tens of thousands of dollars to 1.5-2X annual salary." As a result of this climbing number in employee turnover, a number of companies are even designing their business around high-turnover—believe it or not.

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Does User Adoption Play a Role in Your MSP Retention Strategy?

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  November 15, 2015  /  Advantages of Training, MSP   —   No Comments ↓

As companies embrace outsourcing more IT functions, external resources such as MSP Account Managers and vCIO's have greater influence in decisions around migration strategies. Is user adoption factored into the planning?

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Tuning Training to the Millennial Type

Posted by Ryan Liebegott  /  August 19, 2015  /  Training Plan, Advantages of Training   —   No Comments ↓

As Baby Boomers continue to retire at an accelerating rate, their immediate successors within Generation X will only be able to fill half of their positions, leaving the remainder open to less-experienced Millennials.

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What You Need to Include in Your Employee Training Log Template

Posted by Kurt Liebegott  /  August 6, 2015  /  Employee Training, Training Plan, Advantages of Training   —   1 Comments ↓

Onboarding and training new and existing team members can be a complex process for many organizations and their managers. "Managing people is one of the most time-consuming and difficult aspects of any job," writes Barrie Gross of allBusiness. "Whether you have one direct report or 20, the responsibilities loom large and finding the time to follow sound management practices in everything you do as a supervisor can be challenging."

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5 Ways to Increase Workplace Efficiency Company-Wide

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  July 22, 2015  /  Advantages of Training   —   No Comments ↓

Every organization wants productive, solution-driven employees on its team. Without them, you may notice a lag in workplace efficiency and a decline in the quality of your products and services. Well where are they, these effective, efficient team members? They are right there under your nose, in your organization. To empower your employees, you must provide them with the resources they need to perform and grow your business.

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Who is Responsible for Helping Employees to Learn New Skills?

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  July 17, 2015  /  Employee Training, Advantages of Training   —   No Comments ↓

If your organization's human resources department and managers are onboarding new employees at a rapid rate, it can only mean one thing: You're growing, and that's a good thing. On the other side of the spectrum, if you lack the resources your new hires need to settle into their roles, they may become self-reliant, which isn't always a good thing. So how do you achieve the former, and provide your employees with proper training? And who should take responsibility of onboarding your new employees?

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Business Skills Training: What Onboarding Is Missing

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  July 9, 2015  /  Advantages of Training   —   No Comments ↓

Change is inevitable, but it can be costly to your organization—especially if it manifests in a revolving door of employees. Did you know, however, that you can decrease the number of employees that turn over each year by improving the way your human resources staff recruits and onboards new hires?

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Streamlining Corporate Training and Development

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  May 14, 2015  /  Training Approaches, Employee Training, Training Plan, Advantages of Training   —   No Comments ↓

In a Forbes contribution by Josh Bersin, founder and principal at Bersin by Deloitte, he writes: "US spending on corporate training grew by 15% last year (the highest growth rate in seven years) to over $70 Billion in the US and over $130 Billion worldwide." With these numbers, it's evident that there are a lot of options out there when it comes to training and developing your employees. We know that it can be tough to sort them out and determine which are best for your particular business.

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3 Connections Between Added Training and Process Improvements

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  April 16, 2015  /  Advantages of Training   —   No Comments ↓

Business processes exist in many forms, some of which are documented and some of which fall into the "unwritten rule" category. These can range from the specific steps you take to complete a task within your company's software platforms to the general guidelines you follow when updating a shared document. Improving these processes is often easier said than done, since it requires all employees to be aware of the update and willing to make the changes required. 

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