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Best Practices for Managing Time Off During the Holidays

Planning and organizing staffing arrangements is a challenge for most organizations at any given time of the year, but especially during the holidays. If you manage employees, you know that managing time off during the holidays can be a difficult puzzle to put together. Why is Paid Time Off Important? You’ll find that giving employees...
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Why Training Is a Cure for Turnover

Employee turnover can be problematic for any organization, large or small. When an employee decides to leave, there is much more involved than just the loss of a good, or even great, worker. The organization suffers from lower productivity caused by the void and higher operating costs incurred from finding and training a replacement. Worse,...
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Reducing Risk in Nine Core Organizational Areas

In our last post, we shared how climate surveys are instrumental in reducing human capital risk. Human capital risk is broad, and depending on your strategic plan, you may want to narrow your focus. While we prefer to assess the organization as a whole, some organizations choose to focus on specific areas based on resources,...
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Reducing Risk with Climate Surveys

Over the past few years, we’ve worked with many Tribal organizations to reduce their human capital risk. We never guess at where our clients should start. Instead, we take a holistic look at the data, culture, and organization as a whole to inform our recommendations. One of the tools that we use to establish a...
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Closing the Skill Shortage Gap in Tribal Organizations

Two of the top three areas of human capital risk are skill shortages and poor management. Unfortunately, both issues feed into each other. Poor managers are unable to develop talent appropriately, leading to staff who are unable to do what the job requires. At the same time, skill shortages among staff mean that the managers who...
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Improving Employee Retention Through Development and Performance Management

In our last article, we shared 14 human capital risks, but you probably already know that most of your human capital risks stem from just a few sources.  The strategy that works best in business is to focus on the critical few. Because employee retention is the largest area of human capital risk, it’s the...
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Reducing Tribal Human Capital Risks

Reducing Tribal human capital risks requires organizations to go beyond performance and retention. There are 14 distinct human capital risks, and each one needs to be identified and managed. Left unattended, you may find your organization with a culture you didn’t intend to have, excessive unemployment claims disengaged employees, and high turnover. Risks Associated with...
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Tribal Budgeting – Uncover Significant Hidden Costs

Scores of organizations fail to meet their targets every year, and many of the reasons have to do with hidden costs. These costs eat away at your budget and cause both your organization and your tribe to struggle more than it needs to. When you’re aware of these challenges through tribal budgeting, you can manage...
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Can Employees Who Voluntarily Resign Receive Unemployment Benefits?

If someone leaves your company voluntarily, you probably don’t expect to hear from the unemployment office. Prepare to be surprised. Employees who leave on their own terms may still apply for unemployment, and depending on the circumstances of their departure they may receive unemployment benefits. Understanding what can lead to an unemployment benefit award can...
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