AWI e-briefs - 04/21/2011 (Plain Text Version)

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Reducing Turnover to Help Create Lifetime Employees

Employees entering the workforce today are associated with higher turnover rates than prior generations, often citing personal fulfillment as a top priority for their careers. But employers can help reduce the costs and disruptions resulting from high rates of employee departure.

Insperity recommends considering the following steps:

  • To attract long-term employees, businesses should devote ample time and resources to recruiting. Job descriptions and a formal, consistent hiring process should be in place prior to interviews, and background checks should be conducted. Orientation programs are important to help acclimate new employees to their jobs and work environment.
  • Although competitive salaries and benefits are vital recruitment and retention tools, they are not the lone solution. A fulfilling job and work-life balance are critical motivators.
  • It is important to maintain the excitement level employees felt their first day. Employees who clearly understand a company’s expectations and their role in the organization are probably more willing to consider their job as a career. Appropriate goals and expectations must be addressed from the outset.
  • Quality training and development programs offer opportunities to enhance employee skills, providing higher employee satisfaction and productivity levels.

Article by Insperity (NYSE: NSP), a trusted advisor to America’s best businesses for more than 25 years, which provides an array of human resources and business solutions designed to help improve business performance. Insperity Business Performance Advisors offer the most comprehensive Workforce Optimization solution in the marketplace that delivers administrative relief, better benefits, reduced liabilities and a systematic way to improve productivity. Additional offerings include MidMarket Solutions, Performance Management, Expense Management, Time and Attendance, Organizational Planning, Employment Screening, Recruiting Services, Retirement Services, Business Insurance and Technology Services. Insperity business performance solutions support more than 100,000 businesses with over 2 million employees. With 2010 revenues in excess of $1.7 billion, Insperity operates in 58 offices throughout the United States.  For more information, call 800.465.3800 or visit
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