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Category: Listening Strategy

Understanding the Great Retirement

Understanding the Great Retirement

The facts are hard to ignore. Baby Boomers — those born just after World War II, between 1946 and 1964 — have reached, surpassed or are approaching the age of retirement. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics reveals that the percentage of people 55 and over has doubled in the past 20 years, a […]

Manufacturing Labor Shortage Report

Manufacturing Labor Shortage Report

Manufacturing Labor Shortage Report An Overview of Staffing Trends We have collected research-based statistics on the ongoing manufacturing labor shortage and compiled predicted employment trends for the industry. Below is a short summary of our findings and the topics covered in depth within this report. Download the Manufacturing Labor Shortage Report Here Overview of Employee […]

4 Best Practices for Managing an Aging Workforce

4 Best Practices for Managing an Aging Workforce

The ‘Great Retirement’ and the Aging Workforce It’s no secret that the Baby Boomer generation is quickly approaching retirement age. Have you thought about how you are going to manage an aging workforce in 2023 and the coming years?  Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2021 sixty-one percent of the population ages […]

Manufacturing Industry Turns to Exit Interview Surveys & More to Tackle Talent Shortage

Manufacturing Industry Turns to Exit Interview Surveys & More to Tackle Talent Shortage exit interview surveys

How Exit Interview Surveys & More are Helping to Address Manufacturing’s Shrinking Workforce Manufacturing has evolved continuously since the start of the industrial revolution, but despite the rapid and consistent growth in technology, its reputation as an industry of choice has not kept pace. Many in the workforce maintain an outdated view of the industry […]

5 Stay Interview Questions You Should be Asking

5 Stay Interview Questions You Should be Asking

Many organizations are struggling to keep talent from leaving, yet few organizations take the time to talk to their employees to learn what factors make them want to stay. When new employees onboard, they go through a new hire check-in and when employees leave, they’ll get an exit interview. But what about the time in […]

The Great Resignation’s Fallout: What Happens Next?

The Great Resignation’s Fallout: What Happens Next? The Great Resignation blog

Inc. recently published an article on the Great Resignation, or “The Big Quit” as they aptly named it. So many companies and HR teams are focused on the immediate needs before us: filling jobs as so many people resign and leave. But, what happens next? This article was a good reminder for us all to […]

High Job Openings and High Quit Rates Further Tighten Labor Market for Employers

High Job Openings and High Quit Rates Further Tighten Labor Market for Employers

The most recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics was released last week, and its findings make it clear that if employers aren’t already thinking about how to fill positions and keep talent, they will need to very soon. Unfilled positions are increasing at record levels The rate of job openings has reached […]

Continuous Listening [Part 3]: Transforming Survey Data into Action

Continuous Listening [Part 3]: Transforming Survey Data into Action

Three steps to an effective continuous listening strategy: Ask, listen, and act. Such a simple concept, right? Easy to talk about, easy to understand… but not easy to do. Why? The number one limiting factor to a successful continuous listening strategy is action. Asking and listening are fairly straightforward, and there are many resources out […]

Continuous Listening [Part 2]: Building and Executing on your Strategy

Continuous Listening [Part 2]: Building and Executing on your Strategy

In my last article on continuous listening, I provided clarity on the concept of continuous listening and gave examples of what a solid strategy might look like. Now it’s time to build that strategy for your organization. It does not need to be difficult or complex, but it should be intentional. For an effective continuous […]

Continuous Listening [Part 1]: Definition and Benefits

Continuous Listening [Part 1]: Definition and Benefits

Raise your hand if you love it when someone starts an article or a speech with “Webster’s Dictionary defines….” Right. Me neither. Instead of simply defining, I’d like to go a step further and try to help create clarity around the concept of an effective continuous listening strategy. This will allow you to speak confidently […]