While you do your best to prevent employee turnover, employees will eventually leave an organization—voluntary or not. Whether it’s a spouse’s relocation, different career moves, family obligations, layoffs, or retirement, there are many reasons why employees exit. While these life events can happen in any organization, HR managers can handle employee departures gracefully and use their experiences to fine-tune retention efforts.
The grass is greener on the other side. Employees with this mindset could be close to quitting—if they haven’t already.
When employees leave their jobs, HR managers have to restart the costly dance of recruitment, hiring, and onboarding all over again. With today’s hiring market, evolving labor laws, and overflowing HR tasks, the consequences of employee churn are heavy to bear. Turnover doesn’t just increase onboarding and training costs—it also reduces employee morale and productivity.
Maintaining compliance is a messy and often immense endeavor.
The ever-changing web of regulations and laws have HR professionals balancing benefits management, payroll runs, and leave reporting among other HR policies. At the same time, HR professionals have to stay on their toes with laws like the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and more.
Making important decisions about employee benefits, like choosing health insurance packages, can be stressful and overwhelming—for employees and managers alike. New hires may know far less about their benefit options than their HR departments. In modern workplaces, HR leaders have to maneuver different needs and priorities from four generations of employees.
If you hear “performance review,” it may cause some fear and anxiety—for managers and employees alike. Many people encounter stumbling blocks when performance reviews comes around. Overworked HR managers may handle too much responsibilities with little time to guide employees in the right direction. This is where effective performance management enters the picture.