Exit Interviews – what are they and why do them?

Exit interviews have been an HR responsibility for as long as I have worked in HR (over 40 years).  In my experience, every employee who voluntarily ended employment was asked to meet with an HR representative who would collect information regarding that employee’s reason for leaving and experience while they were employed.   It wasContinue reading “Exit Interviews – what are they and why do them?”

A quick look at why people quit their jobs

The U.S. Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) historical tracking of job quit rates indicates a steady rise since 2010. Employee turnover is costly because of the costs of recruitment and training, as well as the impact on productivity. So there is a real incentive to reduce turnover, increase retention. The Gallup Inc.Continue reading “A quick look at why people quit their jobs”

HR and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

In a previous blog I reviewed the history of industrial revolutions in the U.S. and the proposition that there is a real need for bolstering social connections and collaboration (aka teamwork) in today’s workplaces, and that HR plays a key role in filling that gap. When I graduated high school, it was my intent to becomeContinue reading “HR and the Fourth Industrial Revolution”