Budget for Appreciation

It seems we budget for everything.  Yet we rarely seem to budget for appreciation when, in fact, showing appreciation is one of the biggest things we can do to get people fired up, keep them more positive and celebrate the successes we have.  As an...

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Know Your People

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I recommend to my audiences and to my client companies that their supervisors and managers know their employees.  It is an important part of the C.R.A.P. philosophy (Caring, Respect, Appreciation and Praise) that they know personal...

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Tell Your People You have a Problem…then Shut up and Listen

This employee retention speaker and employee retention author has found an incredible solution to employee retention issues in an organization.  Tell your employees you have a problem with employee retention, then shut up and let them tell you what they think the problem is.  It’s...

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Thrown Under the Bus

Having spent 25 years as a human resources leader in industry before becoming an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I know what it’s like to be thrown under the bus in a meeting.  You can just feel the tire treads just rolling over...

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Your Too Valuable Where You Are

What?  Did I hear that comment correctly?  An employer telling a top-notch employer that they can’t expand a person’s role to give them more complex duties because they are too valuable for the role they are in.  Why don’t they just tell the person to...

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When are you going out of business?

This employee retention speaker and employee retention author loves to tell a client’s leadership team that I have heard they are going out of business in the next 30 days and that the doors are closing.  I love seeing the bewildered look on people’s faces...

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Absorb the Hit

This employee retention speaker and employee retention author has watched the economy go from boom to bust and back again more times than he cares to recall.  Amazingly, I see organizations make the same mistake of cutting people from the payroll during slight dips in...

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Pay Me What I’m Worth

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention consultant, I am hearing a lot more about the issue of compensation as the economy has started to boom.  Many people lost ground in the period between 2008 and 2010 as the economy went into a severe...

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Forgotten Souls

As an employee retention author and employee retention speaker, I regularly speak with people who are involved with hiring or retaining talent.  Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with a colleague who writes resumes for candidates.  Because of his perspective, this employee retention trainer...

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