Q. I’ve received a serious medical diagnosis that’s going to require surgery and a lengthy two month recovery. Luckily, the company where I’ve worked for two years offers good insurance; but because we’re small (fewer than 50 employees) they’re not required through the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to offer medical leave and hold my job while I’m gone.
This a 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition Interview #SHRM19 Interview is with The House of Purpose, a people development firm that specializes in the use of emotional technology and research to better productivity. Below is a quick Q&A with the CEO and Founder, Javier Santos.
Who is PsyBar?! Tell us everything, just as you would someone approaching your booth and asking you this question at the 2019 SHRM Anunual Conference and Exposition at (#SHRM19) in Las Vegas.
Are you struggling with new hire turnover in your organization? Recent studies have revealed that turnover costs the U.S. economy 536 billion dollars per year: that’s 15,000 dollars per employee on average.
Do you have an intentional leadership development strategy?
As Henry Ford once said, “The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.”
“With the right people, culture, and values, you can accomplish great things.” – Tricia Griffith, American Businesswoman
Community engagement is one of those phrases we hear frequently. We share that we’re involved and that we give back, but what does this really mean for the bottom line of workforce management? After several years in the cyber security community I can tell you it means a lot, not only to your bottom line but also to your retention, recruitment, and training efforts.
"Onboarding begins the minute an offer letter is signed."
-Amy Hirsh Robinson
With the makeup of the workforce changing, the benefits employees value are changing as well. Gen Z and Millennials are edging out Baby Boomers and Gen Xers for the lionshare of the workplace… so what benefits are important to these employees? What will they value that will help you not only recruit but retain top talent? I talk to hundreds of employees each month, and hear firsthand what staff are looking for.
Here are five benefits employees love:
Your CEO’s top worries are workforce related. The Global Leadership Forecast 2018 from DDI reported that building a leadership pipeline and retaining their top talent are worry #1 and #2. And they are right to worry, because a motivated workforce is truly a competitive advantage that ensures today’s top priorities are achieved and that people are learning, developing and growing in order to successfully address tomorrow’s challenges.