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How to Protect Your Organization from Unemployment Fraud

Unemployment claims are skyrocketing, with over 40 million Americans filing for unemployment benefits since the pandemic was declared, causing pressure on already overloaded unemployment systems. These systems weren’t built for the exponential increase in demand, nor were they built to handle temporary adjustments like the increase in benefits provided by the federal stimulus package or...
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Weaving in Care in the Midst of Chaos: The Tribes’ Heart for All People

Weaving in Care in the Midst of Chaos: The Tribes’ Heart for All People

Over the last few weeks, the unthinkable has happened. What we thought was distant and contained arrived upon our shores and took all of us by surprise. Sure, there have been movies predicting pandemics, and great leaders have warned us that the inevitable would soon arrive. But, we thought it wouldn’t occur, or at least...
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Reducing Involuntary Turnover in Tribal Organizations

Reducing Involuntary Turnover in Tribal Organizations

One of the most significant findings from the Tribal Turnover Survey was that involuntary turnover is unusually high in tribal organizations compared to national trends. Approximately 50% of our survey respondents reported losing at least 20% of their staff annually, with involuntary turnover as the main cause. But what is involuntary turnover, and how can...
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turnover survey findings

Key Findings from the 2019 Tribal Turnover Survey

Tribal entities across the nation were invited to participate in a confidential online turnover study in 2019. The purpose of the Tribal turnover survey was to explore the state of tribal turnover, validate similarities across the nation, and discover differences that are unique to Indian Country. S3 Management Group partnered with the National Native American...
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employee giving programs

Do Employee Giving Programs Help Reduce Turnover?

At first glance, it seems like employee giving programs and turnover have little to do with each other, but recent survey data might surprise you. One study of over 2million employees showed that turnover was reduced by approximately 36% for employees who volunteered time, 39% for employees who donated money, and 57% for employees actively...
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tribal turnover survey results

Nationwide Tribal Turnover – Preliminary Survey Results

Turnover is one of the most significant people risks to any leadership team, and tribal organizations are experiencing the impact of turnover like never before. In response to this overwhelming challenge, we partnered with NNAHRA to initiate a collaborative study, and the response was overwhelming! We want to thank everyone who contributed to the study....
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employee turnover

Employee Turnover: 4 Critical Steps You Can’t Afford to Miss

Last month we began a journey of diving deep into the topic of employee turnover in Indian Country. Some of the data that’s crossed my desk was expected, but many of the responses made me catch my breath. There’s a lot that goes said about the topic, but so much that doesn’t. When an employee...
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modern approach to employee development

Employee Development: Using Best Practices to Create a Modern Approach


According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workforce Learning Report, 93% of employees would stay at a company longer if it invested in their careers. Employee Development is one of the critical factors in employee retention, but today’s modern workforce requires a modern approach. Employees don’t want to feel like a cog in the wheel. They want to...
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manager development

Manager Development: Creating a Strategy that Retains Top Talent


Organizations need skilled managers more than ever before.  As organizations become flatter and more dispersed, managers become the glue that connects strategy to implementation. They facilitate communication, collaboration, and coordination within the organization as well as with partners. At the same time, they’re responding to environmental, cultural, and technological changes while still managing their department’s...
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