The Five Rs of Employee Retention

Topics: boomerang recruiting, employee retention

Posted by Lori Vrcan on May 31, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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In a perfect world, employee turnover would not be a problem. But as HR professionals can attest, the world is far from perfect. Turnover is expensive, hurts organizational growth and can negatively impact overall company performance. Although turnover is inevitable, it can be controlled – and that control is especially important when it comes to high-performing associates who are looking for greener pastures. That’s where the five Rs come in. A simple retention strategy? Perhaps. But when executed effectively, it can be a lifesaver.

Respect
You’ve heard it many times before: Treat others as you wish to be treated. And who among us does not want to be treated with respect? Respecting others means showing courtesy, kindness and empathy; listening, not just hearing, to what others have to say; appreciating each individual’s unique skills and talents; and enabling associates’ ideas to take root and grow as policy and procedure improvements.

What indicates disrespect? Making major changes without getting input from those who will be impacted, as well as berating associates, especially in front of co-workers (and yes, there is a big difference between constructive criticism and berating). It’s important for organizations to take stock of managers’ and employees’ interpersonal and communication skills. These soft skills can be culture builders or culture killers.

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See What We’ve Been Up To

Topics: employee referral programs, career sites, recruitment marketing, employment branding, recruitment videos, boomerang recruiting

Posted by NAS on Jan 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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NAS has updated our site (nasrecruitment.com) to add more case studies. We’re showcasing some of the recent work we’ve done for clients in a variety of different areas of recruitment marketing:

We hope you’ll take a look and let our clients’ bold ideas inspire you, as well.

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Catch and keep: how to bring boomerangs back

Topics: recruitment strategy, recruitment budgeting, boomerang recruiting

Posted by Nancy Caputo on Feb 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Nearly 70% of U.S. employees have either returned to work for a previous employer or are open to being a “boomerang” employee at some point in the future. In our last blog post, we discussed why companies should embrace boomerangs – employees who leave a company voluntarily only to be rehired. This week, we’ll cover some of the strategies you can use to catch those boomerangs – and keep them. Let’s get started.

Keep a database of people who leave in good standing. Similar to your Talent Network, place exiting employees’ contact information in a database for ongoing sharing of company news and new opportunities. You already have this information; use it to maintain the communication channel and demonstrate that your former employee’s contribution was valued.

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Boomerang business is booming: why you should embrace the trend

Topics: recruitment marketing, recruitment strategies, boomerang recruiting

Posted by Tina Gotter on Feb 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Just two months in, and the 2017 labor economy is already presenting a unique challenge to both employers and recruiters:

  •  The U.S. unemployment rate is at its lowest in eight years.
  • Over 3 million workers left their jobs by choice—the highest level recorded since 2006.
  • The number of job openings nationwide is approaching 6 million—the highest number recorded since 2000, the year the statistic was first tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • The average cost per hire has risen to over $4,000.
  • Essential roles that need to be filled immediately are remaining vacant for more than a month.

If only there were a candidate who already knows your business and could hit the ground running. Fortunately, there is. Enter the new age of the boomerang employee.

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