Posts by kaduceus


Employee Retention Now a Big Issue: Why the Tide has Turned I can tell the economy is recovering: we’re suddenly seeing companies tell us that “employee retention” has become a critical issue. Let me give you some research-based perspectives on this critically important topic. What does Retention Mean? Nearly all companies measure turnover. In some industries (retail, customer service, hospitality) turnover rates of...

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Healthcare Costs Rising Sharply This Year, Study Shows A new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit research group that tracks employer-sponsored health insurance on a yearly basis, shows that the average annual premium for family coverage through an employer reached $15,073 in 2011, an increase of 9 percent over the previous year. “The open question is whether that’s a one-time spike or the start of a period of higher...

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