Finding talented people that are well-suited to the position and company can lead to dramatically better performance both in the short-term and long-term. When you invest the time and effort into selecting the best possible candidates, these ideal matches are able to hit the ground running from day one. The money you invest in training this individual will lead to an immediate return on investment.
Having a high retention rate means keeping staff members long-term, resulting in less time and resources required for training new staff and having the loyalty needed to run a business. Consider the amount of time, resources, and money that goes into training a new employee.
Increased performance, better productivity, higher employee morale and improved quality of work, not to mention a reduction in turnover, are all organizational benefits.
All workers benefit from a company culture that recognizes achievement, displays gratitude to workers and fosters healthy communication between employees at all levels of the company. When people feel appreciated, they are far more likely to continue working for you.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:
Catherine Ricker is a Human Resources professional with over 25 years of experience in a variety of industries. Catherine was the SVP Human Resources and External Affairs at Affinity Federal Credit Union, the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at Madison Square Garden, the Director of Human Resources for The WIZ, and the Manager of Customer Service, Training, Recruitment and Retention at Bloomingdale’s Flagship Store in Manhattan. Catherine is passionate about the employee experience and was the driving force behind Affinity’s ranking in “The Best Places to Work in New Jersey” Large Company Category for 12 consecutive years.
Catherine earned her Bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College and is a certified SPHR and SHRM-SCP. Catherine has spoken at events including the Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources (“How to Become a Best Place to Work”) and The Global Women’s Leadership Network (“The Power of Talk”). Catherine has also been interviewed for the Wall Street Journal Online, New Jersey Business Magazine and Callahan’s.
Catherine is currently providing human resources consulting services to numerous organizations, large and small, in New York and New Jersey.