Free Your Trapped Employees

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, people ask me why employee loyalty has disappeared from the workplace.  I tell them that it hasn’t disappeared, it has just gone underground.  Employee loyalty is like a group of miners caught underground.  They are still...

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Promote Positive Behaviors

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, rules drive me crazy.  Don’t get me wrong, I believe in rules because they promote an environment where people don’t abuse each other and add a semblance of order.  But, rules are not the best way...

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Give Credit Where Credit is Due

This employee retention speaker and employee retention author often hears about bosses that take credit for something their employee has done.  Other than being thrown under the bus in a meeting there is probably nothing that angers people more than someone stealing credit for what...

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Home Advisor

This employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer was watching TV this weekend and saw an ad for Home Advisor.  In the ad they talked about how now that the parent had kids, he didn’t want to spend his weekend repairing a toilet or fixing...

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Your People Come First

This employee retention speaker and employee retention author believes that your people always come first.  They come before the customer and before getting results.  The customer and getting results may come in a close second but they are nonetheless second to your people.  If your...

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What Makes them Tick and What Ticks them Off

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I regularly counsel supervisors that one of the most important things that a supervisor can do is to get to know their employees.  This should go beyond just small talk which is important but should get...

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Setting Your Compass

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I see many leaders of organizations that start on an “employee retention journey” without first looking at their current state and where they are at. They just jump right in.  No thought.  No planning.  No plan...

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You’re a Parent…Like it or Not

This employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer was recently at an event in New Orleans and an audience member said, “I feel like a parent when I am dealing with some of my employees.  Didn’t their parents even teach them some basic life skills?” ...

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