Bohan and Bradstreet

Career Search

May 2018


Employee Retension

Friday, May 18, 2018  by julie

 

Candidates who are actively looking are motivated by something. What causes their disengagement and prompts them to seek a new opportunity? The Dale Carnegie Training Institute points to two main factors contributing to employee disengagement:

1) Direct management - 80% of employees who were dissatisfied with their direct manager were disengaged.

2) Senior Leadership - 70% of employees who lacked confidence in the abilities of senior leadership were disengaged.

Further, according to statistics from TINYpulse, employees who described themselves as “chronically overworked and burned out” or those subject to micromanagement were more likely to think about looking for a new job. In addition, employees who disapproved of or did not fit the existing company culture were 15% more likely to be looking for a new job.

It seems that company culture and ineffective management are the predominent factors for employee disengagement which may cause them to look closely at other factors like growth potential. To retain employees, companies should consider open communication with clearly defined goals, team building, additional perks and a rewards program to improve the culture. Motivation comes from leadership exhibiting the standards and work ethic they expect from their employees.

While direct experience and pertinent skills are more easily matched for our clients, it is the company culture and finding the right fit that is at the forefront of B&B's approach to talent search. 

 

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Happy Mother's Day to Working Moms!

Friday, May 11, 2018  by Bailey

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

According to the Department of Labor, 

  • Seventy percent of mothers with children under 18 participate in the labor force, with over 75 percent employed full-time.
  • Mothers are the primary or sole earners for 40 percent of households with children under 18 today, compared with 11 percent in 1960.

 Mothers who work 30 or more hours a week are faced with great challenges to manage a balance between good productivity and flow in their work and serving the needs of a family that is in a constant fluid motion. Working Moms also carry feelings of guilt for not being able to put forth 100% of attention to either thing at one time. Good news comes in the Harvard Business Review article linked below which outlines that kids benefit greatly from being raised by working moms and that it will aid in their ability to become functioning and productive assets to the workforce when their time comes.

At B&B, over half of our current employees are working moms. We understand that balancing act quite well and "walking the walk" allows our recruiters to use that insight when placing our working mom candidates into the next step of their career!

https://www.hbs.edu/news/articles/Pages/mcginn-working-mom.aspx

 

 

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