Engaging Environments Retain Workers; Mind Nuances


Happy people stick around. Restless workers find greener pastures. Tips for retaining top talent:

 Gain insight. By making better matches, the Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey shrank its employee turnover rate from 17% to under 8%.

Great article from IBD:

Happy people stick around. Restless workers find greener pastures. Tips for retaining top talent:

 Gain insight. By making better matches, the Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey shrank its employee turnover rate from 17% to under 8%.

Nancy Martini, CEO of PI Worldwide, says the heath care provider used her firm’s predictive index (PI) to find employee strengths and preferences — and place them in jobs that fit those parameters.

Say you thrive on quiet contemplation. A hectic environment can grate on your nerves, perhaps leading to a job change. Enter Martini, who told IBD: “The PI really does help managers understand: Is this person having a good time?”

 Reveal yourself. Step one of the PI approach: The test taker picks adjectives that describe his personality from a list of modifiers.

Step two: The test taker selects adjectives he thinks co-workers would attribute to his style.

Devised in 1955 by a military officer seeking to understand why some bombardiers handled pressure better than others, the system crunches the data to determine what conditions employees thrive in and what work environments frustrate.

Knowing how you function best can be a relief to workers who are square pegs trying to fit in round jobs. “It’s self-awareness first,” Martini said.

http://news.investors.com/management-leaders-in-success/061413-660035-enhance-the-work-environment-to-retain-talent.htm?p=2

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