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Retain Employees by Fostering a Culture of Excellence

By David Barrick | October 16, 2018

According to a Gallup poll, only 33% of U.S. employees are engaged at work, and 51% are actively looking for a new job or watching for openings at any given time. How do you retain your hard-fought and hard-won employees and keep them happy?

Well beyond onboarding, companies must foster diversity, equality, development, and inclusion. A responsive digital workplace lets HR leaders create cohesive recruiting and hiring strategies, robust onboarding programs, and detailed talent success plans. Employee engagement is strongly connected to productivity, profitability, and customer experience. If employees know their work directly influences the success of the company, they feel more engaged. HR leaders can encourage engagement by cultivating success and empowering employees to take charge of their own career paths.

But far beyond competitive benefits, small perks, or employee contests, lies programs that cultivate success for employees.

Once you onboard new hires, offer ongoing opportunities for growth with digitally connected competency and skills programs. Imagine what your employees could achieve with access to:

  • Constructive Performance Coaching
  • Mentorship Programs
  • Leadership Development Opportunities

Empower Employees 

What if you could give every one of your employees the power to take charge of their professional future? With access to on-demand learning resources and collaborative tools, employees can follow their own personalized career trajectories. This allows them to make insight-driven decisions and helps ensure that they will contribute to sustainable business growth. In addition to employee input, machine learning can provide real-time performance indicators and quickly identify both at-risk employees and future leaders by quickly connecting the dots between employee behaviors and communication patterns.

Connecting the world’s leading professional cloud with the world’s leading professional network allows HR leaders to build a culture of empowerment that helps foster diversity, equality, and inclusion. Connected HR translates to actionable insights for an aligned, effective, and engaging talent experience. Align talent to business strategy, business environment, and operational excellence and create a positive talent experience from acquisition through onboarding, performance, and career development.

4 Steps to Building a Culture of Empowerment 
  1. Analyze at-risk employees and future leaders
  2. Understand how new hires align with strategic business goals
  3. Cultivate success through continuous personalized learning and professional development
  4. Empower employees to make insight-driven decisions
How Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent Helps with Employee Retention 

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent combines the power of Dynamics 365, Office 365, and LinkedIn, plus predictive analytics and machine learning, to drive digital transformation in HR. The result: a better way to attract, engage, and retain high-performing people.

Facilitate employee feedback 

Provide ongoing feedback and reward high performers by turning performance into two-way conversation between employees and managers.

Gain performance insights 

View real-time performance dashboards and track accomplishments. Offer visibility through performance journals, real-time feedback, and goal management.

Align performance assessments 

Conduct collaborative performance reviews with the ability to offer feedback on active goals, rate competencies, and create career-path guides.

For more information, check out our webcast – learn more on automating key hiring processes, as well as creating quick and smooth on-boarding of new hires with the Dynamics 365 Talent solution. Don’t miss part 2 in our Talent blog series: Digital Tools for Effective Employee On-boarding.

About David Barrick

David is a Human Resources specialist Microsoft Dynamics functional consultant, covering D365 for Talent, D365 for Finance and Operations and AX2012 – with over 15 years implementing both ERP and HR/Payroll solutions.

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