What Employee Turnover Really Costs Your Company

Employee turnover is inevitable, and while sometimes it can be useful, losing good performers costs you both directly and indirectly. Studies have estimated direct turnover costs per employee to be 25-30% of an individual employee’s salary/benefits package, with hidden costs inflating that figure substantially. How much does turnover cost your company? How to Estimate Turnover Costs… Read more »

Recruiting and Interviewing Technology is Changing Rapidly – Is Your Company Keeping Pace?

Recruiting and interviewing technology is changing rapidly.  Is your company keeping pace? Online postings used to be the most cutting-edge way to connect with potential job candidates.  Recent advances in technology (including smart phones, tablets, social media and free online video technology), however, have dramatically changed our recruiting landscape. While job boards should remain part… Read more »

Quick Tips to Motivate Your Contingent Staff

If you’re like most Middle Tennessee business owners and managers, you are using more contingent workers this time of year.  But as you bring these temporary and short-term employees in, how can you ensure you get the best return on your staffing investment? While you certainly don’t have to go out of your way to… Read more »

Diversity is Important – Here’s How to Promote It

It’s happening right now.  Somewhere in Tennessee, an employee or job applicant is experiencing workplace discrimination. While it’s true that today’s typical workplace may be generally more welcoming and accepting than one of generations past, employees continue to be excluded from certain occupations – regardless of their qualifications and experience. For these reasons and more,… Read more »

Ways Middle Tennessee Employers Can Recruit and Manage Short-Term and Seasonal Workers

It’s time to put away those pumpkins and ghosts – and get ready to deck the halls again. While Thanksgiving used to mark the beginning of the “holiday rush,” retailers in Middle Tennessee (and across the country, for that matter) began setting up their holiday displays in mid-October this year.  Why?  In an effort to… Read more »

Communication Strategies for Open Enrollment Benefits

Open enrollment season is upon us.  Is your organization prepared? Although health care reform has been relatively quiet this year, an active political scene has kept rising health care costs at the media’s forefront.  This attention, coupled with an uncertain economy and a renewed corporate focus on wellness, has fueled the need for better open… Read more »

Credit Screening and Your Hiring Process – Are Changes on the Horizon?

Do you check candidates’ credit as part of your screening process?  If so, you may want to read this. Although no current legislation is in process in the state of Tennessee, the National Conference of State Legislature’s (NCSL) website indicates that changes in credit screening legislation are occurring from coast to coast.  Seven states now… Read more »

What Will the American Jobs Act Mean for Tennessee Employers?

“The purpose of the American Jobs Act is simple: to put more people back to work and more money in the pockets of those who are working.” —President Barack Obama, September 8, 2011 In a time when some workers are living week to week, paycheck to paycheck or day to day, President Obama claims he… Read more »

How to Retain and Inspire Top Talent, Even in this Tough Economy

If you’ve watched the news lately, or followed the markets, you’ve probably found the economic data as puzzling and disconcerting as I have.  Up one day, way down the next.  One economic analyst talks about a slow recovery, the other warns us of the next recession.  The roller coaster we’re on isn’t showing any signs… Read more »

Employers Recognize the Need for Benefits that Appeal to a Multi-generational Workforce

American employers are faced with a difficult balancing act – attracting new talent, while also holding onto experienced workers.  Achieving this balance is driving employers to create financial benefit plans that appeal to workers of all ages. According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Workforce Benefits Report (published April, 2011): 94 percent of 650 C-level… Read more »