Labor and Insights July 2019 eNewsletter
Labor and Insights July 2019 eNewsletter
How to Leverage Insights from Exit Interviews
July 2019

Considerations for Rehiring Employees
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Rehiring employees can be beneficial to your organization.



Whether it’s a response to the tight employment market or seasonal employment rehiring, former employees are becoming more common. Rehiring employees can be beneficial to your organization, especially if they were strong contributors. You could save time and money since they are familiar with your business, and you do not need to provide them with the in-depth training required for onboarding new employees. A former employee also might have worked elsewhere since leaving your organization, which can be an opportunity to bring new skills, knowledge, and fresh ideas to your workplace.

There are also legal implications and potential liabilities to consider.
Culture Shift
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We must STOP the practice of focusing on FIT.

Many have heard the term “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner”. It’s time for a culture shift! While some would agree that this is true, the methods to apply in achieving great culture are vast and varied. Those methods and theories were given the stage at the SHRM 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada; which Karen Brandenburg, strategic HR inc.’s own Senior HR Consultant, had the privilege and pleasure to attend. There were 373 events at the SHRM Conference and 65 of the events featured or referenced culture.

How to Leverage Insights from Exit Interviews
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It is important to develop a standard procedure for conducting exit interviews.

Exit interviews are important tools for HR because they provide insights into company operations and culture that would otherwise be impossible to get from current employees. To make the most of the process, HR stakeholders should develop consistent processes that aim to collect valuable, measurable data.

Create an exit interview policy

To ensure consistent insights, it is important to develop a standard procedure for conducting exit interviews. Your policy should specify which stakeholders are responsible for conducting the interview, when the interview should be held, and which questions will be asked.


Avoiding Hidden Barriers to Innovation
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Barriers get in the way of employees feeling that they can create, be connected and contribute.

In past articles, we discussed the five hidden barriers that slow down a company’s agility and inventiveness. If your organization has just two of the five barriers, your innovation capacity can drop by 50 percent. The barriers are:
1. Everyday Fear
2. Purpose Gaps
3. Running Too Lean
4. Frontline Manager Funk
5. Stagnating Minds