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ABA

Managing Race Issues In The Workplace

In light of the recent tragic events with George Floyd, we thought it important to reflect on this article written by Nobscot's CEO after the Trayvon Martin verdict. It discusses how subconscious biases play out in the workplace and tips for overcoming it. It was published in Fast Company in August 2013.

Author Beth N. Carvin

Article
Webinar

Employees Working From Home: Now What?

The global pandemic has forced organizations to quickly transition employees to work-from-home with little time to prepare. Now that employees are setup at home, what next? In this webinar we'll explore how HR can help managers and employees function successfully in a remote work environment during these unusual, anxiety ridden times.

Speakers: Beth N. Carvin, Laura DiFlorio, and Sarah Henze

Webinar
ABA

A Balanced Approach To Human Resources

Employee Harry comes to you the HR Manager in need of a reference. Harry is not leaving the company. He is interested in joining the Board of Director's of his autistic son's school...

Author Beth N. Carvin

Article
Transfer employees

Why High Performers Are Your Worst Source of Employee Feedback

In a recent conversation among HR practitioners, the talk turned to employee feedback. One HR Manager stated that he was going to stop conducting exit interviews and instead switch to Stay Interviews of High Performers. What he doesn't know is that asking high performers what might cause them or their colleagues to leave is often a fool's errand. Here's why...

Author Beth N. Carvin

Article
Transfer employees

Whitepaper: How to Improve Exit Interview Response Rates, Part 1

Increasing your response rate can help you get greater amounts of actionable information quicker. Read this valuable white paper to learn how

Author Beth N. Carvin

Article
Transfer employees

Whitepaper: How to Improve Exit Interview Response Rates, Part 2

Read the second installment of our new whitepaper...

Author Beth N. Carvin

Article
Transfer employees

Motivation Lessons from the Boston Philharmonic

I never really thought of an orchestra conductor in terms of business management but when you stop and think about, what more does a conductor do than manage a team to greatness? As conductor Zander puts it, "The conductor's job is to awaken possibilities in others." If that's not the job of every manager, than I don't know what is...

Author Beth N. Carvin

Article
Transfer employees

Research Uncovers One Emotion that Causes Employee Turnover, Another Contributes to Retention

A paper written a few years back by Tobias Kraemer and Matthias Gouthier explores the roles of emotion in employee turnover, specifically in the high turnover world of Call Centers. They identify two emotions that impact employee retention and turnover. The first emotion is ANGER. They have discovered that anger causes "emotional exhaustion" which increases intention to leave. Anger includes feelings such as annoyance, irritation, fury and rage and is one of the most common workplace emotions.

Author Beth N. Carvin

Article
Sexual Harassment

3 Proven Ways to Prevent Sexual Abuse Scandals in Your Workplace

Since October 2017 when the Harvey Weinstein reports first broke, there have been a barrage of new sexual harassment claims on a daily and weekly basis. From Hollywood to Washington D.C., and from the political world to the news desk, most industries have been impacted. According to a recent article on NPR, 25% - 50% of women have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace...

Author Beth N. Carvin

Article
Podcast - Mentor of The Year

PODCAST: Mentoring Stories, Sponsored by Mentor Scout

Episode 1: A visit with the winner of 2016 Mentor of The Year, Alexandria Fontanez -- and her mentee, Jenisse Bouret. This special podcast finds out what made Alexandria and Jenisse's award-winning mentorship so successful.

Podcast host: Beth N. Carvin

Webinar
Transfer employees

Turning Baby Boomer Retirements From A Challenge Into an Opportunity

With 71 million Baby Boomers entering retirement in the next few years, succession planning is on the mind of HR professionals. Born between 1946 and 1964, Baby Boomers have already begun leaving the workforce, with the youngest members of the group (age 52) beginning to plan their exits. This is a potentially explosive situation for many companies...

Author Beth N. Carvin

Article
Transfer employees

"Dear White Boss..."

CONFIDENTIAL MEMO: It has been brought to my attention that many of our employees are experiencing our workplace differently. I was recently forwarded a letter from one of our managers, who is a white man. The letter was sent to him from another member of our management team, an employee who is a black man...

Author Kerrie Main

Article

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Transfer employees

R-E-S-P-E-C-T - Find Out What it Means to Your Employees

From the seemingly innocuous joke to racial or ethnic slurs, disrespect in the workplace comes in many shapes and forms, some more blatant than others. Do your employees blame each other for mistakes? Is there gossip? Do your supervisors berate employees publicly?...

Author Beth Carvin

Article
Toyota

Mentoring best practices roundtable with Toyota

Fees: Complimentary!
Sponsored by Nobscot Corporation

Webinar
Turnover prediction mapping

Whitepaper: Turnover Prediction Mapping

You don't have to have a crystal ball to predict future turnover. If you conduct both employee satisfaction surveys and exit interviews, you can create a customized map that tells you exactly which areas within your organization can expect future turnover and what the cause of that turnover will be...

Author Beth Carvin

Article

Looking for Current US Employee Turnover Rates? There's an app for that!

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Tool
Transfer employees

Reducing Turnover: Why is retention so important?

As most HR managers know, the cost of turnover adds hundreds of thousands of dollars to a company's expenses. While it is difficult to fully calculate the cost of turnover...

Author Beth N. Carvin

News
Transfer employees

Transfer Employees are an Untapped Gold Mine

While many HR and business leaders utilize exit interviews and employee engagement surveys to identify and reduce employee turnover drivers, most are unaware of an additional tool that can help improve retention - transfer surveys...

Author Beth Carvin

Article
Transfer employees

Mentoring to Remedy Workplace Bullying of Millennials

"My boss is picking on me," is a commonly heard phrase by employees around the world. Does it constitute as workplace bullying? Maybe, if "picking on me" means...

Author HR.BLR.com (Beth N. Carvin and Kerrie Main)

News
Transfer employees

Transfer Employees as Best Source of Feedback

Employees who transfer within a company are often the best source of internal feedback. Beth N. Carvin, CEO of Nobscot Corporation says transfer employees may love the com­pany but not the boss and their experience provides important information for managers...

Author Human Resource Management

News
Huffington Post

Job Hunting in College: Expectations Vs. Reality

"I really enjoyed my time at Oberlin and I felt like I was learning, but I wasn't progressing towards a job at the end of graduation," said Ned Lindau, a 2011 graduate from Oberlin College in Ohio. He noted that his liberal arts education focused on students exploring subjects that they were interested in learning, not the practicality of a job after college..."

Author Huffington Post (Mehroz Baig)

Article
Industry Week

Tracking Employee Turnover: There's Finally an App for That

Companies tend to do a lot of hand-wringing over employee retention as they strive to minimize the negative financial and operational impact of employee turnover. Their employee retention efforts often involve some sort of benchmarking process, to give them some sense of how their turnover rates compare to those of other comparable companies...

Author IT Business Edge (Don Tennant)

News
Industry Week

5 key training trends for the New Year

What should trainers expect to see in 2014? Laura DiFlorio and Kerrie Main, regional sales directors for Nobscot Corporation (www.nobscot.com) identified these five trends for the coming year for BLR...

Author HR.BLR.com (Laura DiFlorio and Kerrie Main)

News
Turnover prediction mapping

How to Web Enable Your Exit Interview Process

You don't have to have a crystal ball to predict future turnover. If you conduct both employee satisfaction surveys and exit interviews, you can create a customized map that tells you exactly which areas within your organization can expect future turnover and what the cause of that turnover will be...

Author Beth Carvin

Article
Exit

What Is An Exit Interview?

Congratulations. An online exit interview system is the first step toward improving your employee retention. To web enable your process, you can design and develop your own in-house system or use a packaged solution such as Nobscot's WebExit...

Author Beth N. Carvin

News
Exit

What Is An Exit Interview?

In human resource terms, an exit interview is a survey that is conducted with an employee when he or she leaves the company...

Author Beth N. Carvin

News
Forbes

How Mentoring Helps Jump Start Second Careers

As the Communications Manager for Mentor Scout, one of my responsibilities is participating on the judging panel for the annual Mentor of the Year award recipient. During this time, my inbox is flooded with nominations written by mentees, who give accolades and praise to their mentors...

Author Project Eve (Kerrie Main)

Article
Forbes

Job Hopping No Longer A Dirty Word

Employee loyalty is dead. Job hopping now is widely accepted (sometimes even encouraged), and it's turning into an expensive problem for organizations...

Author Training Magazine (Lorri Freifeld)

Article
Forbes

Are "Quick Quits" Inflating Your Service Staff's Turnover Rate?

Turnover has always been a problem for many customer service organizations and call centers, and one area in which it can be a significant problem is among new hires...

Author Customer Service Newsletter

Article
Forbes

How to be a Good Manager: What We Learned

Here is what we've learned about being a good manager (and how to avoid being a bad one!) from exit interview data...

Author Employment Crossing (Beth N. Carvin)

Article
Turnover prediction mapping

Carvin's Rules For Hiring The Best

These rules are designed to be used as Red Flags when screening resumes/applications and interviewing applicants...

Author Beth Carvin

Article
Forbes

Growth Opportunity - Leverage feedback from exiting employees to find problems - and solve them

While business leaders understand the importance of collecting employee feedback, many are not getting the return on investment for their efforts. In fact, many organizations make several common mistakes when it comes to properly collecting and executing on employee data...

Author HRO Today

Article
Forbes

Ask the Trainer: How Does Training Millennials Differ from Training Employee from Other Generations?

"There is a cultural aspect of the times you've grown up in," says Beth N. Carvin, CEO and president of Nobscot Corporation. With Millennials, "it's just become much faster paced. Whether it's because of video gamesor the Internet, everything moves faster..."

Author HR.BLR.com

Article
Forbes

Tips for Energizing Meetings and Engaging Millennials

The only thing worse than leading a "bonding" staff meeting is leading one for millennials. According to Beth N. Carvin, CEO of Nobscot, with each sigh and eye roll, managers feel defeated by this hipster, always on the move, generation...

Author Managing Your HR

Article
Forbes

Career Watch: Mentoring, from both sides

A vice president of finance and a program manager at Xerox talk about mentoring, from both sides...

Author Computerworld (Jamie Eckle)

Article
FastCompany

The Travon Martin Effect And Managing Race Issues In The Workplace

No matter what side you stand on, the recent Trayvon Martin verdict put U.S. race relations in the national spotlight. While the facts of the case are hotly debated, the one thing that both sides agree upon is...

Author FastCompany (Beth N. Carvin)

Article
Article

How to Benefit from Employee Feedback

It's surprising the number of companies who collect employee feedback - through surveys, exit interviews, and in-depth conversations - but don't really use this data to make changes...

Author Paradigm Staffing

Article
Article

When It Comes to Mentoring, Does Gender Matter?

Men and women have different characteristics, strengths and weaknesses. How does that play into mentoring relationships...?

Author Talent Management / Diversity Executive (Beth N. Carvin and Kerrie Main)

Article
Article

Tips from Mentor Scout's Mentors of the Year

Finalists for Mentor Scout's Mentor of the Year award recently talked with Nobscot CEO Beth N. Carvin about some things to keep in mind when working on establishing a good mentoring relationship...

Author SmartBlog On Leadership (Julia Russell)

Article
Article

How Do We Build Loyalty in New Employees

A new-hire mentoring program can really help ease new employees' fears and provide them with an additional resource to build a strong early connection to your company...

Author Workforce Management (Laura DiFlorio)

Article
Article

How To Improve Your Life Through Mentoring Programs

If you've been looking for ways to develop further on your career path or simply want to find a way to give back to your organization, joining a mentoring program is a great idea...

Author Thought Leaders (Kerrie Main)

Article
Silkroad

SilkRoad Teams with Nobscot to Offer New Hire Surveys to RedCarpet Customers

SilkRoad, a leading global provider of cloud-based social talent management software, today announced a partnership with HR survey/analytics authority Nobscot Corporation designed to combine the power of SilkRoad's RedCarpet® HR onboarding system with Nobscot's automated FirstDays new hire/quality of hire surveys to help companies optimize their HR and recruitment policies and procedures...

Source PR Newsweb

News
SHRM

Using Exit Interviews to Prevent Disaster

Current and former employees have the information that could prevent accidents and disasters and it's up to HR to gather it and help solve the problems that could lead to catastrophe, according to Beth Carvin, an expert on employee retention and the use of exit interviews. "The sooner you can get feedback the better, because you can solve problems before it's too late," - said Carvin, the president and CEO at Nobscot Corp., an HR technology company that specializes in employee retention and development...

Author SHRM (Roy Maurer)

Article
Article

Professional Mentorship: A Look into the Xerox Women's Alliance

We all know the value in having a personal mentor and the same holds true for our professional lives. Having a mentor and/or support group in the workplace can ultimately enhance your overall experience working for a company...

Author Recruiter.com (Shala Marks)

Article
Article

Is your Organization Prepared for Turnover Armageddon?

Is it time to restructure or revaluate your company's compensation plan? The answer may be yes -- particularly if you want to retain your most valuable employees and avoid employee turnover costs...

Author Monster.com (Evan Rodd)

Article
Article

"Breaking Up With Your Mentor"

Unlike marriages or other permanent commitments, mentrships are relationships designed to help junior employees establish and achieve career goals, and they do not last forever...

Author Woman Engineer (Kerrie Main)

Article
Press Release

Mentor Scout Announces 2012 Mentor of the Year Award Recipients

Mentor Scout division announced today that four accomplished professionals have been chosen as the winner and honorable mentions of the 2012 Mentor of the Year Award...

Source PR Newswire

News
Article

Maximize Mobile Workers' Potential: Mentor Them

Mentoring is great for office-based employees, but it is especially powerful for mobile team members, argues one HR expert. "The biggest misconception is that relationships can not flourish without meeting in-person," - says Beth N. Carvin, an expert on mentoring and CEO of Nobscot Corporation...

Author WorkSnug (Jessica Stillman)

Article
Press Release

Passed Over for a Promotion? How Companies Can Retain the Runner-up

Losing out on a promotion is tough enough. But being passed over for a top-level position in favor of another candidate -- either external or internal -- can be a deal breaker for even the most loyal company soldiers...

Source Knowledge@Wharton (University of Pennsylvania)

News
Combating early attrition

Combating early attrition - Part 2

Article recapping our recent FREE Webinar about combating early attrition. Missed part 1? No problem. Read this recap and be sure to register for Part 2 this May 5th at 2PM...

Author Kerrie Main

Webinar Recap
Combating early attrition

Combating early attrition - Part 1

Article recapping our recent FREE Webinar about combating early attrition. Missed part 1? No problem. Read this recap and be sure to register for Part 2 this May 5th at 2PM...

Author Kerrie Main

Webinar Recap
Press Release

How Employee Feedback May Have Prevented Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

Employees should feel comfortable to share their concerns on policies and practices particularly those relating to safety and compliance.

Source Great Leadership (Beth N. Carvin)

News
Press Release

The First Year of an Online Exit Interview Program in Healthcare

The healthcare industry is very competitive, which can be both a blessing and a curse for HR executives responsible for recruiting and retaining healthcare professionals.

Source ASHHRA eNewsBrief (Laura DiFlorio and Kerrie Main)

News
Press Release

Why You Should Never, Ever Discuss Politics at Work

The healthcare industry is very competitive, which can be both a blessing and a curse for HR executives responsible for recruiting and retaining healthcare professionals.

Source U.S. News & World Report (Jada A. Graves)

News
Press Release

Think Exit Interviews Are Pointless? You're Missing Out

This article illustrates some of the most common myths about exit interviews and how HR can address them to show they are wrong...

Source Talent Management (Beth N. Carvin and Kerrie Main)

News
Press Release

Breaking up with a mentor with class and grace

When a relationship has run its course, the end must be handled professionally. Mentorships aren't meant to last forever. Their purpose is to help junior employees establish goals and move forward in their career paths. Here are some tips to ending a mentorship professionally...

Source Computer World (Kerrie Main)

News
Article

Didn't Get a Promotion?

After being passed up for promotions and raises, employees who feel stuck at their jobs may feel tempted to jump ship...

Author Wall Street Journal (Dennis Nishi)

Article
Article

Greater Diversity Needed at Accounting Firms

Recent studies by the American Society of Women Accountants and Howard University's Center for Accounting Education found that even when accounting firms hire women and minorities, many of them drop out due to a lack of support that hinders further advancement...

Author Accounting Today (Michael Cohn)

Article
Article

Picture Perfect: Managing the employment lifecycle with talent management software

Organizations can avoid much of the uncertainty of retaining high-potential diverse employees by using new hire surveys to keep them engaged from the start...

Author University Business (Carol Patton)

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Article

Four Ways to Use Data From Exit Interviews

Exit interviews don't just provide a voice for departing or disgruntled workers. They can be productive...

Author Talent Management (Jessica Krinke)

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Article

Afraid of Losing Your Best Employees? Five Ways to Win Them Back Now Before Its Too Late

"Employers have to not only work on keeping and satisfying their employees, but keeping them engaged on a day-to-day basis," says Laura DiFlorio, a regional director with HR software company Nobscot Corporation, where she specializes in best practices for retention management...

Author CareerBuilder (Mary Lorenz)

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Article

How Corporate Mentoring Can Work For Your Company

Covance Inc is among the companies using software to help employees and mentors connect. The program Mentor Scout enables pairings based on mutual professional interests...

Author Workforce Magazine (Garry Kranz)

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Article

WorkWise: Technology's Presence In Professionalism

Technology has been too new to the workplace to be considered in relation to professionalism. Today, however, attitudes toward it are emerging as indicators of professionalism or the lack of it...

Author Modesto Bee (Mildred L. Culp)

Article
Article

How Corporate Mentoring Can Work For Your Company

Today with technology, HR and learning and development managers can offer both specialty-type mentoring programs such as those for high-potential employees, diversity networks and new hires, plus general mentoring programs so all employees can participate...

Author SmartBlog on Leadership (James daSilva)

Article
Article

Beth Carvin: Attention on Retention

Beth Carvin, the CEO of Mentor Scout and of Nobscot Corporation is an HR professional with over twenty years of experience in business management, strategy, human resources, staffing, sales and marketing. She is a nationally recognized expert on employee retention and exit interviews, and has assisted with exit interviewing strategy for large, multi-national companies, in every industry, and in over 20 countries...

Author HR Voice (Raluca Manolache)

Article
Article

Don't Let New Hires Walk Out the Door

Administering assessments early in employees' tenures can ensure they're put in the right place and stay there " - boosting retention and performance...

Author Talent Management (Deanna Hartley)

Article
HRE

Automated Mentoring Saves Time, Thousands of Dollars

Human resources professionals at Covance used to spend "hundreds and hundreds of hours of administrative time" manually matching mentees and mentors. By shifting to an automated mentoring system in 2009, covance (www.covance.com), an international drug development company, achieved annual savings of $113,000 ($377 per participant)...

Author Training Forum

Article
HRE

Exit Interviews Can also Reveal Good

Many HR professionals use exit interviews as a way to identify and articulate why employees are leaving to help reduce employee turnover. What many HR professionals overlook is a chance to identify areas that ARE working in the organization...

Author Human Resources Management Tips and Trends

Article
Press Release

Regional HR Group Forms Nearly 100 Mentoring Relationships in 1 Month with Mentor Scout's Automated Mentor Matching System

In the first month of a new mentoring initiative, members of the Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA) established nearly 100 mentoring relationships by using the self-service mentor/mentee matching capabilities of Mentor Scout's online mentoring support system...

Author Beth Carvin

News
HRE

Exit insights: HRIA's virtual mentorship program eliminates geographical boundaries.

HRIA's virtual mentorship program eliminates geographical boundaries 320 members involved enjoy flexibility, sharing experiences. April 27, 2011 The HRIA's mentorship program was launched in mid-November 2010 and has 320 members with 120 mentor-protegé relationships. Through online software Mentor Scout, members upload a personal profile, answer a series of questions and are appropriately matched to either a mentor or a protegé, said Nora Molina, executive director at HRIA...

Author Canadian HR Reporter

Article
HRE

Exit insights: End of employment interviews can provide valuable information

Fred Rogan still remembers what may have been the most interesting disclosure that came out of an exit interview. Rogan, now director of human resources at Samford University, was working in the banking industry when he was told by a departing employee that a branch manager was embezzling money...

Author Birmingham Business Journal (Greg Heyman)

Article
HRE

Listening to New Kids on the Block

Newly hired employees can be your best resource for improving the onboarding process. Surveying new hires can provide companies with data to pinpoint and eliminate problem areas and improve efficiency...

Author Human Resource Executive Magazine (Larry Stevens)

Article
HRE

The Hows and Whys of Group Mentoring

This paper seeks to examine the methodologies for developing a group mentoring component as an add-on to an existing or new corporate mentoring program...

Author About.com (Susan M. Heathfield)

Article
HRE

Tap Into The Power of Mentoring How to Make Mentoring a Win for Employees, Mentors, and Employers

An interview with Beth N. Carvin, CEO Nobscot Corporation. How to make mentoring a win for employees, mentors, and employers...

Author About.com (Susan M. Heathfield)

Article
HRE

What (Not) to Say in an Exit Interview

If you could say anything to your ex-boss as you walked out the door on your last day, what would it be? Just about anything, based on actual answers to online exit-interview surveys by Nobscot, a maker of exit interview software...

Author Wall Street Journal (Sue Shellenbarger)

Article
Article

Stay Connected to Ensure Off-Site Employees Remain Engaged

How can managers support their off-site employees to help them overcome the inevitable isolation they sometimes feel working remotely, and to help them remain engaged team players? First, hire people who are self-starters, strong communicators and team-oriented. Next, establish early connections and team activities, beginning with the onboarding process. Following are some additional recommendations... Beth N. Carvin, CEO of Nobscot Corporation, writes on how best to manage remote employees...

Author SHRM HR Magazine (Beth N. Carvin)

Article
Article

Research proves exit interviews are productive, Oklahoma experts say...

Nobscot's Raquel Frazier talks with the Oklahoma News about exit interviews

Author The Oklahoman (Paula Burkes)

Article
Press Release

Nobscot Leads HR Social Media Evolution with Inaugural HRevolution Scholarship Awards

Nobscot announces that two leading human resource professionals have been chosen as the inaugural recipients of a Nobscot scholarship to attend the HRevolution 2010 "unconference" on May 7 at Chicago's Catalyst Ranch...

Author Beth Carvin

News
Article

10 tips for HR to retain leadership of HR technology purchases

Technology mandates come not only from senior management but from information technology departments. HR vendors often find it easier to sell to those who are familiar with technology but not to the HR functions the technology supports. To minimize the risk of being asked to implement a program that is doomed from the start, HR needs to maintain a leadership role in all technology purchases that directly affect HR functions. The following 10 tips from Nobscot Corporation's CEO, Beth N. Carvin, will help ensure HR plays a starring role in all HR technology purchasing decisions...

Author Canadian HR Reporter

Article
Article

Getting The Last Word

Terrence F. Shea of HR Magazine interviews Beth N. Carvin on Best Practices in Exit Interviewing...

Author SHRM HR Magazine (Terrence F. Shea)

Article
Article

Build your confidence like Buffett

The conventional wisdom is that people quit companies because of their boss. But after studying more than three million exit interview responses, consultant Beth Carvin says employees leave because of irritations...

Author Globe and Mail (Harvey Schachter)

Article
Article

HR Market Share Podcast: Interview With Beth N. Carvin, CEO of Nobscot Corporation

Our latest podcast features an interview with Beth N. Carvin, CEO of Nobscot Corporation, a global technology firm that focuses on key areas of employee retention and development. WebExit, Nobscot's Exit Interview Management System, provides an efficient method to identify the specific issues and irritations that are causing employee turnover in your organization...

Author HRmarketer (HR Market Share Podcast, Kevin Grossman & Beth N. Carvin)

Article
HRE

Work Zone: Mentor can see clearly to help in job search

Most people think of a mentor as someone who helps them in their early 20s, guiding them toward a path that will help their careers...

Author Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Anne Belser)

Article
HRE

Finding Anchors in the Storm: Mentors

Without as many opportunities mentoring becomes a more strategic avenue for career development...

Author Wall Street Journal (Toddi Gutner)

Article
HRE

The Great Mentor: Xerox's Women's Alliance Cracks The Code On Successful Mentor Programs

Every large organization faces a challenge in facilitating career development for diversity and affinity groups. Mentoring is a logical strategy, but mentor recruitment and mentormentee matching are often too unwieldy and timeconsuming for a volunteer effort in a large company...

Author T&D Magazine (Beth N. Carvin)

Article
HRE

Ways to Make the Most of a Negative Job Review

News of the worst unemployment numbers in 16 years is enough to create plenty of job jitters for most workers. But, with performance-review season in full swing, some people are bound to hear negative comments. In a tough economy, a bad review can seem insurmountable...

Author Wall Street Journal (Toddi Gutner)

Article
HRE

Mentoring Programs Branching Into Focused Track

Mentoring programs, once embraced as a general initiative to polish employee performance and boost morale, are now sprouting specialty niches. "Today, we are starting to see multiple mentoring programs for different goals and objectives," said Beth Carvin, CEO of Nobscot Corporation...

Author Chain Store Age

Article
HRE

Mentorship: Learning from those in the know

Nobscot's Mentor Scout Mentoring Program assists Xerox Women and newcomers to chart career path...

Author Workplace News Magazine

Article
HRE

Some Corporate Counsel

An ever-growing number of junior employees are getting a similar leg up, through a rising number of corporate programs designed to pair female, minority or gay or lesbian employees with similar mentors. Beth Carvin of Nobscot Corporation, which offers software that allows employees to find a suitable mentor by filling out an online profile, says she's fielding "a huge demand for mentoring programs with midsize and large organizations..."

Author New York Post (Linda DiProperzio)

Article
HRE

Work Zone: Layoffs spur emotions in those left on the job

Remember when companies fired people? Then the language was softened to "laid off." Now the wording has gotten more technical: There aren't layoffs anymore, now there is a "reduction in force." But to those who are no longer receiving a paycheck, and for those who are left looking at the empty desks where their friends used to sit, the emotions are the same even if the language has changed...

Author Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Ann Belser)

Article
Press Release

Nobscot's New 'FirstDays' Aids Retention & Onboarding of New Hires

Nobscot Corporation today announced an automated new hire survey system called FirstDays that is designed to help companies reduce new employee departures by identifying organizational weaknesses in recruitment and onboarding practices...

Author Beth Carvin

News
Industry Week

Economy limping along, leading indicators show

The economy, hobbled by higher fuel and food prices, tighter credit and a depressed housing market, is limping a long at a snail's pace, a private business group said Thursday...

Source Associated Press

News
Press Release

Nobscot's New RIF Manager Helps Companies Cope with Layoffs

Nobscot Corporation today released RIF Manager, a Web-based survey and reporting tool designed to assist companies in recovering from downsizing...

Author Beth Carvin

News
HRE

Best Practices in Mentoring

Here are 12 steps for starting and managing a successful corporate mentoring program by Nobscot Corporation CEO Beth N. Carvin...

Author Human Resource Executive Magazine (Beth N. Carvin)

Article
HRE

Unsung Heroes

Arriving at Morgan Stanley in the spring of 2006, Shamus O'Rourke spent his first few weeks getting acclimated to the investment bank and trying to recruit finance professionals from the competition...

Author Human Resource Executive Magazine (Julie Cook Ramirez)

Article
SHRM

For Internal Use

With social networking sites booming in popularity, especially among the younger set, the corporate world is following suit, creating internal networks for employees modeled on Web communities like MySpace and Facebook...

Author New York Post (Brian Moore)

Article
Award

Mentor Scout Wins HR Executive Top Ten Product of The Year

Top Ten HR Products: Mentor Scout Talent Networking Edition uses personal profiles and interactive information exchange as a way to facilitate employee communication, collaboration, knowledge sharing and recognition. Why We Like It: Kudos to Mentor Scout for building a solution that engages all workers, but especially millennials, in collaboration and knowledge-sharing processes...

Author Human Resource Executive

News
SHRM

Before you go, click here

SaskTel explores web-based exit interviews to get a clearer picture about why employees leave...

Author Canadian HR Reporter

Article
Article

Home Schooling: Web-based program helps Home Depot match employees with mentors

Mentoring has long been a popular way for retailers to instill loyalty and increase retention among employees. Now at Home Depot and other retailers, this long-standing tradition has met the Internet...

Author Stores Magazine

Article
Press Release

What to Tell the Company as You Walk Out the Door

You've resigned from your job, and the human resources department has requested an exit interview. How do you make sure that your last impression is a good one?...

Author New York Times (Matt Villano)

Article
Press Release

Nobscot Launches Rebound Recruiting

Nobscot Corporation, the innovator in exit interview management software, has introduced an innovative new program to assist in the rehiring of former, high performing employees. The product, a module called Rebound Recruiting...

Author Beth Carvin

News
ABA

Making An Informed Exit

Reducing high employee turnover is a challenge for most banks. But to keep good employees, financial services organizations need to know the reasons employees are leaving so they can make appropriate changes to their policies and operations...

Author American Bankers Association Journal

Article
PBJ

Exit interviews help employers fine tune workplace

Ever wonder what employees say in exit interviews? Oh, to be a fly on the wall in one of those meetings. Employers could learn a lot from an employee's parting words, getting an opportunity to change the way workplaces are managed with every departing worker...

Author Phoenix Business Journal

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HR Innovator

Goodbye and Aloha

Hawaii's Beth Carvin and Bruce Daly saw a need for a mentoring software program that would build on the success of their exit-interview system - and thus reduce the need for exit interviews. Now, Best Buy, Brunswick, and Home Depot swear by it.

Author HR Innovator Magazine (Matt Damsker)

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Press Release

Nobscot's Beth Carvin To Moderate Panel of HR Experts at Conferences in Chicago and New York

Beth N. Carvin, CEO and President of Nobscot Corporation, will lead a discussion with Human Resources experts at the 2005 Employee Retention and Loyalty Conferences in May and June...

Author Beth Carvin

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Press Release

Nobscot's WebExit System Picked by Sigma-Aldrich

Nobscot Corporation, innovator in exit interview management software, today announced that Sigma-Aldrich has chosen its WebExit, system to identify reasons for employee turnover. Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High Technology company...

Author Beth Carvin

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American Banker

How new style exit interviews can help you reduce turnover.

Employee retention is now a priority at even the highest levels of management. In fact, retention of key workers took the number-one spot (87% of respondents) among the top three business success factors for 2005 in a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers Trendsetter Barometer survey...

Author Highbeam Business

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American Banker

HR Management: Hated Working Here? Log On And Vent.

In the relentless pursuit of efficiency, a company called Nobscot Corp. is trying to help companies reap the benefits of an area that's been long-ignored but that can produce a treasure trove of usable information: the exit interview. And it's found takers in a handful of banks, including Fifth Third...

Author American Banker (Lee Conrad)

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Fast Company

No Exit: Preparing For The New World Of The Online Exit Interview

You're giving notice and moving on. Inevitably, your employer wants to know why. Companies have never quite been sure how best to send off departing employees and get a straight answer...

Author Fast Company (Mike Brewster)

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SHRM

Turnover Turnaround:

Noridian Mutual upgrades its exit interview process with Nobscot Corp.'s WebExit online exit interview management subscription service...

Author Information Week (Phil Britt)

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Industry Week

Exit Interview Solution Conquers Language Barrier

One of the things companies may overlook when going global is how to perform an exit interview in another language. Long known to provide valuable information aimed at improving employee issues, an exit interview shouldn't be cast aside because of a language barrier...

Author Industry Week (Traci Purdum)

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Silkroad

Nobscot's WebExit System Goes Global

Nobscot Corporation, the innovator in exit interview management software, today announced its newest upgraded edition of WebExit, the most advanced exit interview system developed to date...

Author HR Hub

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Press Release

Analysis of Nobscot Exit Interviews Reveals Managers Rated High in Job Skills; Low in Managerial Abilities

Analysis of more than 10,000 employee exit interviews from Nobscot Corporation's exit interview system reveal that although employees view their managers as being skilled at their job, they are less positive about their supervisor's managerial abilities in such things as providing appropriate levels of praise, rewards and reprimands...

Author Beth Carvin

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ABA

Be Prepared To Act Once You Ask

The whole area of "Asking Questions" bring up some terrific HR issues. There is so much to learn about asking good questions including legal ramifications...

Author Beth N. Carvin

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ABA

Four Building Blocks of the Retention Process

Many organizations are feeling the pinch of low unemployment and high turnover. Maybe yours is one of them. Keeping good employees is critical to organizational success. However, many organizations look at this area as a series of tasks to be performed...

Author Beth N. Carvin

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Silkroad

Nobscot's WebExit Named Top Ten HR Product of the Year

Nobscot Corporation, developer of web software for improving Human Resource management, today announced that its WebExit, exit interview management system was named as one of the "Top Ten HR Products of the Year" by Human Resource Executive magazine...

Author PR Newsweb

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