Engagement Studies…Are they Worth It?

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I see the good and bad in engagement studies.  As a data driven person, I tend to like them because they are another data point that enables an organization to get a clearer picture of what...

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Just Fire One Bad Apple

Before I became an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I spent over 25 years in the human resources profession.  I was fortunate to have worked with some incredible human resource executives as mentors but also for mentors that were in operations.  The different...

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It’s Human Scrap

When working as an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I often hear business owners and chief executives say that turnover is “a cost of doing business.”  That simply floors me.  First of all, it says to me that to them people in general...

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What are Your Values?

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I tell my audiences that hiring for fit is one of the most important elements in your employee retention strategies.  Unfortunately, many organizations have never thought through what their value system is in the organization so...

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Be Intentional

When I poll my audiences as an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer about if they get out of their office to wander around to just talk to employees every day, only a dismal 10-20% raise their hands.  That is shocking to this employee...

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Remember Your Roots

This employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer sees one major problem with managers and senior level leaders in organizations. They forget where they came from. They forget what it was like to be in that first job. They forget what it was like to be a pee...

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Candor Works

All too often, this employee retention speaker hears from his audiences that they don’t know how to convey a difficult message to an employee.  My response…with candor.  All too often we try to beat around the bush and act like politicians instead of being candid...

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Senior Leadership Doesn’t run the Place

This employee retention speaker was a middle level manager in human resources for a good part of my career.  I was not a VP at thirty and spent most of my time in plants or facilities that were not the corporate office.  I learned very...

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Celebrate Success

We always hear about it when we fail of something goes wrong or could have done better.  That is one of the downsides of the continuous improvement philosophy.  Rarely do we hear about it when things get done the way they should or when we...

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