Avitus Group Releases Stay Interviews Best Practices Guide for CA Companies as Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.3% & Minimum Wage Is on the Rise in Major Cities & Statewide

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Avitus Group's Stay Interviews Best Practices Guide Recommends 60-90 Day Check Ins with Specific Questions Aimed at Employee Retention; Guide Released as California Job Market Tightens, Putting Employers at Higher Risk for Employee Turnover

Avitus Group Releases Workplace Stay Interviews Best Practices Guide

Now is the time for employers to focus on employee retention. Stay interviews are a very proactive approach. From an HR perspective, Avitus Group makes sure our clients are educated to ask the right questions in any interview situation.

California employers are at higher risk for employee turnover as the labor market tightens. That has Avitus Group releasing a Workplace Stay Interviews Best Practices Guide for employers in the state and in other states that have similar competitive labor markets. In California, unemployment continues to drop and minimum wage is on the rise in some major cities and statewide. Cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco have passed laws set to increase minimum wage to $15.00 per hour vs. the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

"With unemployment dropping from 7.5% in June of 2014 to 6.3% currently, the job market is trending in favor of employees. They may see the grass is greener on the other side of the fence with higher minimum wages in certain cities or other job perks. Now is the time for employers to focus on employee retention. Stay interviews are a very proactive approach," says Avitus Group Director of Human Resources & Risk Management Cynthia Hancock. "From an HR perspective, Avitus Group makes sure our clients are educated to ask the right questions in any interview situation and we believe our best practices guide is a great start for any business."

Avitus Group's Workplace Stay Interviews Best Practices Guide is available to businesses in California and nationwide. The guide outlines the top six stay interview questions recommended by human resource experts. Question examples include: What factors about your job exhilarate you the most? If you inherited a pile of money and didn't have to work, what would you miss about your job & working? What do you miss about your last job? The guide also cautions employers to ask the right questions as questions about working conditions may be protected by the NRLB (National Labor Relations Board) and can place an employer in a precarious position. The guide suggests making sure all questions are approved by HR professionals and offers six additional recommended stay interview questions to interested businesses.

Avitus Group serves clients nationwide through regional offices from coast to coast. The company also serves international clients through partner locations in Europe, Canada, China, England, India, Japan and Singapore. Avitus Group helps other companies simplify, strengthen and grow by handling burdensome, yet necessary administrative tasks including payroll, bookkeeping, taxes, IT, and more. When these items become Avitus Group's responsibility, the business owner can focus on what they do best.

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