They’re Not Bodies…They’re People

They’re not bodies…they’re people.  I remember working for a president of a company years before I became an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer.  He used to rip his management team for their choice of words when working with people.  He used to say,...

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Let’s Stop Deceiving Ourselves

Recently I saw an ad for a company that was advertising for people to work in their manufacturing facility and they advertised that they have “pizza every Friday.”  Then I see an ad that talks about “ping pong.”  Is this employee retention speaker and employee...

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Where do You See Yourself Going?

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I realize how tough it is to keep people in general but millennials in particular.  I have heard that millennials will have some crazy number of jobs during their career.  They have seen their parents lack...

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We Can’t Find Skilled People

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I often hear the struggles of employee retention when it comes to the issue of skilled trades.  As things have continued to tighten, I am now hearing comments like, “We can’t find skilled people.”  They are...

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The Past is the Past

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I get the opportunity to talk to a lot of leaders of organizations.  It is interesting how the human resource people recognize that many of the millennials that are entering the workforce lack the maturity and...

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Catch People Doing Things Right

Before I became an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I used to love “strolling” through the facility and catching people doing things right.  Not the old “catch people doing things wrong” mentality.  It was fun.  And you know what, it was amazing how...

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It’s About Total Results

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I listen to leaders in training sessions and I’m thinking “I wouldn’t work for these people.”  They get great production out of people.  But, at what cost?  They pound people into the ground to hit their...

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We’ve Got it Backward

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I hear people talking about employee retention as if it exists in a vacuum.  They think that if they concentrate on the key elements that drive employee retention they will see their problems go away.  To...

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Do You Feel Good About What You Do?

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I often contemplate what makes a person want to stay in an organization.  I look at all the studies that come out and what they say with the goal of trying to wrap my arms around...

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