Turnover

Re-Engaging Your Disengaged Employees

According to Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace Report, 20% of U.S. workers are actively disengaged at work, costing the U.S. an estimated $450 to $550 billion annually. Read more about Re-Engaging Your Disengaged Employees

How to Conduct Employee Engagement Surveys

The end of the year is quickly approaching, which makes it the perfect opportunity to conduct an organization-wide employee engagement survey. In fact, even here at Wonderlic, we are going through our annual employee engagement survey. In this process, employees can reflect  on all that has happened over the past year—successes, setbacks, and failures—without performance appraisals and raises clouding their input. Read more about How to Conduct Employee Engagement Surveys

Hiring Motivated Employees

You have probably always intuitively known that employee motivation—the internal drive, desire, and commitment to “get the job done”—matters a great deal within your organization. In fact, study after study validates your gut feeling and shows that employee motivation has a direct impact on an organization’s bottom line: Highly motivated employees work harder, have better relationships with both internal and external customers, are absent less often, and continue working at the organization longer.

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Finding Good Substitute Teachers

Being a substitute teacher is a tough job. They have to try to memorize dozens of names in a day. They have to try to keep order while educating students who often don’t give respect to substitutes. They’ve probably been hit in the back by spitballs, pencil erasers, paper airplanes and the occasional foam football. They have to demonstrate the patience of a chess master, adaptability of a chameleon and discipline of a drill sergeant. Read more about Finding Good Substitute Teachers

What is Employee Engagement and Why Does it Matter?

There is a myriad of ways to address the issue of employee engagement. How much emphasis should you place on engagement? Ruby shares her expertise in this short video.

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3 Reasons Why Your Best Employees Leave

What would you do if you came to work tomorrow and over half of your staff gave their notice? According to an article I just read in Forbes, 60% of employees are currently looking for other opportunities and 66% of them are disengaged. That’s significant! Read more about 3 Reasons Why Your Best Employees Leave

How Employment Testing Can Benefit Your Hiring Process

Hiring decisions are ones that should not be taken lightly. How can you ensure you’re making the best possible choice when looking at candidates? 

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How to Keep a Bad Hire from Getting Worse

It’s happened to all of us. There is a job opening, you do your due diligence in the hiring process, and you find the perfect candidate. You put them through the process, every step of which they passed with flying colors! But despite your best efforts, something is not right, and in fact, is bordering on very, very wrong. What do you do? Read more about How to Keep a Bad Hire from Getting Worse

Motivating and Retaining Employees in the New Economy

There’s no doubt that we still face challenging times in the workplace.... employee engagement levels are at record lows, and the levels for top performers and high-potential employees have fallen the furthest of any group. Read more about Motivating and Retaining Employees in the New Economy

The Cost of Employee Turnover

Employee turnover is costly, there is no doubt about that, and it’s a big problem for organizations. In 2010, employers reported an average turnover rate of 11%. However, the U.S. Department of Labor estimated the average national turnover rate was 38%, which is significantly higher. Statistics show that finding and training a new employee can cost anywhere between 25%-200% of the position’s annual compensation. Read more about The Cost of Employee Turnover

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