Monthy Newlsetter to Employers from The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

"Employee retention directly affects your company’s bottom line. In fact, a high employee turnover rate can cost your business more than twice an employee’s salary to locate and train a replacement. " - 5 Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy [via Social Work Helper]


The generations entering the workforce are much more mobile and willing to change careers often, an average of four times before turning 30 [via CNN Money]. Earlier this summer, the Workforce Development Council (WDC) heard from Aberdeen businesses about putting in extra effort to keep educated and energetic employees on the payroll.

Sanford Health has found employees with a tie to their rural community are more likely to stay or come back permanently, so the vetting and recruiting process can begin at the high school level as students begin to explore careers in health care.

"We work to retain new grads from our local community by creating a culture that inspires them – reminding them why to launch their career back home. " - Ashley Erickson, executive director at Sanford Hospital in Aberdeen.

Post jobs with DLR   Federal Changes
SDWORKS is the premier jobs database in South Dakota. Your company can post an unlimited number of openings at no charge. Register at SDWORKS, or visit with an business specialist at your nearest local office.      The postings included in the "six-in-one" labor law compliance poster have undergone updates from federal agencies. A new version is available at no cost from your local office. Make sure your business is compliant with state and federal posting requirements.
Are you hiring skilled applicants?
The South Dakota Retailers Association hosted a webinar about skill-based hiring using the National Career Readiness Certificate on Aug. 16, 2016. The program featured a presentation by Heather Nelson, labor program specialist, and included sample test questions and employer testimonial. This is a free service and a nationally recognized measurement through ACT. Watch the video to learn more.

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August 2016


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