Below is a press release from UAF regarding an event on Thursday called, The Case of the Lost Employees. This is a very relevant topic and hats off to UAF for addressing the problem.
I have been told that employees at the Wood Center (and other departments at UAF) continue to disappear. Since I left in September, the Receptionist, Scheduling Coordinator, and Orientation Coordinator all departed the Wood Center for other positions at the University. I was also told that the Leadership Coordinator is leaving UAF in August. From what I understand, the Student Activities Coordinator position that I left six months ago is still vacant, too. Some turnover is, obviously, normal; however, it seems to me like the turnover at UAF has been very high lately. Any other observations? Any data?
Maybe this week's event will help. Here is the official press release:
From: University of Alaska Fairbanks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: The Case of the Lost Employees
Start Date: Feb. 28, 2008
Stop Date: March 5, 2008
Date: Please announce until 5 p.m. on March 5, 2008.
Several University of Alaska Fairbanks departments are teaming up to present a free human resources seminar, "The Case of the Lost Employees," Thursday, March 6th from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Wood Center Ballroom.
The event will feature employee engagement expert Donna Cutting, who combines theater with traditional presentation techniques to provide action steps for engaging employees.
The seminar will include tips for welcoming new employees, rewarding and recognizing people, and creating a productive, service-oriented workplace.
The event is open to the public. Please RSVP to 474-6600 to reserve your seat today.
CONTACT: Earlina Bowden at 907-474-6600 or email@example.com. Marmian Grimes, UAF public information officer, at 907-474-7902.