Posts in talent retention
The Importance of Culture in Your Organization

I have had the good fortune of working at Johnson Health Center (JHC) for nearly four years.   And I’m proud to be associated with a team of talented individuals, who have achieved many accolades, including the Employer of Choice Award in May, 2016.  When I reflect on what contributed to achieving these results, I can sum it up with one word: culture.  We are lucky to have a CEO with a vision and the leadership to have helped us build it.  He’s led us to believe that we if set our minds on something we can achieve it.  And we’ve been able to do it through building an outstanding culture of dedicated teams.

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The Case for Leadership Engagement

Many of us are familiar with the term ‘employee engagement’, whereby the extent to which our employees are engaged and happy to come to work, our organizations will be productive and profitable.  A whole host of books and articles have been written on the topic of employee engagement, including how to assess for it, analyze the results, improve upon the results, and to sustain good results.  OK, but where should one begin?

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Measurable Benefits of an Employee Volunteer Program

Employee Volunteer Programs are enjoying increased popularity.  Does your organization have one?  If you’re asking yourself, “Why would I want one?” you’re not alone.  Read on.

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End-of-Career Entrepreneurship - A New Retirement Model

Those of us who are in or nearing the end of our career may be seriously considering some form of entrepreneurship.  In the past, we may have hung up our briefcase with one hand and picked up our golf bag with the other.  While this may have served to satisfy in the past, today, many end-of-career folks want something more. 

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New Hire Introductory Periods

Do you offer an Introductory Period at your organization?  Last week, we had a situation with a recent hire that prompted me to look at where his hire date fell in relation to our Introductory Period.  We have a 90-Day Introductory Period.  While we use this time to help new hires begin to learn and assimilate into their new role, we're inconsistent in the sense that we tend to focus more energies around our entry-level positions, rather than all positions, during this time frame.

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Essential Elements of Employee Retention Webinar

Paul Kopack is a career Human Resources generalist who has found success adopting a strategic onboarding process as a way to improve his organization's employee retention.  Paul has been the Director of Human Resources at Johnson Health Center in Lynchburg, VA, for the past two years.  He recently launched his own consulting firm, Principled HR Consulting, LLC.  Paul has a passion for providing practical HR advice and solutions to small to medium sized organizations, who may or may not have a dedicated Human Resources professional on staff.  

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