Hiring Wisdom: One Way to Help Retain Employees After a Vacation

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A recent Monster.com survey finds that 70 percent of employees say they are more likely to look for another job after they return to work from a vacation.

So, how can we head this propensity off at the pass? (Eliminating vacations sure isn’t going to fly.)

How about asking managers to do a retention/stay interview the week a STAR employee returns from vacation?

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Suggest that the manager use the time not only to find out what the employee did on vacation, but more importantly, to find out if that employee spent any time thinking about their career and their job and what changes they would like to see or new kinds of things they would like to work on.

This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.

Mel Kleiman, CSP, is an internationally-known authority on recruiting, selecting, and hiring hourly employees. He has been the president of Humetrics since 1976 and has over 30 years of practical experience, research, consulting and professional speaking work to his credit. Contact him at mkleiman@humetrics.com.

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