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As the global economy continues to improve, one significant metric for business leaders is at a nine-year high.

That metric? Voluntary separations or “quits.”

The US Department of Labor announced that 3.1 million Americans left their jobs — voluntarily — in December 2015.

The monthly JOLT report (Job Openings and Labor Turnover) slices and dices the data into a variety of categories and sub-groups.[…] Continue Reading »

Aon’s most recent “Trends in Global Employee Engagement” reprises a familiar refrain:

“Companies continue to struggle with providing growth opportunities for employees and other top engagement drivers. Career opportunities is the top engagement driver globally; however, positive perceptions surrounding this driver have fallen 3 points, to 44%”

Yet again, organizations, talent professionals and leaders have to face the hard data and hard reality that we’ve still not cracked the code on what matters most to employees: career opportunities.[…] Continue Reading »

Most companies realize the value in employee referrals. For one, they’re often better candidates for openings since they’re pre-screened by folks who already work for you. But actually getting your employees to proactively reach out to their professional network can be tough.

How can leaders encourage employees to refer their connections to open positions within the company?[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 160,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each Tuesday in our e-newsletter.

Last week, we asked: How worried are you that, as the economy rebounds, your employees will seek better opportunities elsewhere?

  • Not worried at all — they’re all very happy here: 19.16%
  • A little worried — I might lose one or two: 39.06%
  • Worried — we’re going to lose a few good ones: 30.16%
  • Very worried — it’s going to be an exodus: 11.62%

The brain drain begins.[…] Continue Reading »