New tools for employee retention

January 31, 2017

Retaining workers in a tight workforce requires human resources departments to deploy old and new tools more effectively, panelists at the TDn2K Global Best Practices Conference said Monday.

From text-message surveys to old-fashioned handing out of business cards to competitors’ employees, human resources professionals assessed that state of recruitment and retention during the HR Summit at the conference, sponsored by the business analytics firm Sunday through Wednesday in Plano, Texas.

“There’s not much pixie dust here,” said Tom Gathers, chief people officer for Red Lobster. “It’s not that easy. There’s an inverse relationship between the economy and the capacity to