How do you build a workplace that quality employees want to remain with and quality outsiders want to be hired into? According to a 2014 survey by consulting firm, Watson Wyatt, more than 50% of companies have no employee retention strategy. Now that the economy and job market are improving, employee retention, especially of your top performers, has become increasingly difficult. Losing your best people damages your productivity, disrupts current and potential leadership, reduces company morale, and helps your competitors. In this interactive workshop we will discuss strategies for employee retention and the importance of having a plan and taking action. An overview of avoidable turnover is explored. What variables does turnover affect? Why do employees quit? When are employees most vulnerable? What can supervisors do to improve retention? Steps to improve retention are covered, including onboarding and training, communication, feedback, recognition, coaching, and aligning team goals with company mission. Discussion, exercises, and leadership and motivation assessments will be used to enhance the learning process. You will leave with specific ideas for implementing retention strategies in your organizations.
(This is part of the Leadership & Management and Human Resources Management Certificate Programs, but you do not need to enroll in the programs to take this workshop.)
The Leader’s Role
How do you build a workplace that quality employees want to remain with and quality outsiders want to be hired into?
Recognizing Employees’ Needs
Understanding each employee’s needs is critical. Each person has a unique personality, experiences, fears, strengths and motivational needs.
Tying Needs to Organizational Mission/Values
Employee retention is strengthened by an awareness of how he/she fits into the organization’s mission and values. Having a clear linkage from the top to each department and individual vertically throughout the entire organization supports this connection.
Why Employees Stay
How Do You Keep Employees?
Why Employees Leave
Tips for Detecting Potential Defectors
Are some of your employees thinking about leaving? Be aware of early stages of dissatisfaction.
Top Complaints From Employees About Their Leaders
Developing a Retention Strategy
David Ciullo is the President of Career Management Associates, a 20+ year old HR Services firm headquartered in Northern New England. He is also the host of the HR Power Hour, a national HR-focused radio show streaming worldwide from the Newstalk WLOB studios in Portland ME and at hrpowerhour.com. In 2012 David was elected President of Lincolnshire International, an Arbora Global Company, and also serves on its Board of Directors.
Prior to CMA, David has over 25 years of experience as an executive for some of the largest corporations in the US, including American Eagle Outfitters, Pacific Sunwear, and Levi Strauss. His extensive business management, sales, and human resource experience has built a solid foundation for his ability to chart the right course for CMA’s clients. As a speaker, David provides positive, energetic and fun keynote and seminar presentations on a variety of relevant and current topics. He is a Member of SHRM, the Human Resources Association of Southern Maine, NAPS, and the Northern New England Association of Personnel Services.
David graduated from Norwich University with a BS degree in Business Administration, a minor in management, and had four years of ROTC in the Norwich Corp of Cadets. David is also certified in Creative Training Techniques, is an Eagle Scout, a Black Belt in Tae-Kwon-Do and is an avid sports enthusiast.