The Job’s Boring But I Like my Co-Workers

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I hear these two comments used together quite often.  It is both an indictment of employers and a compliment rolled into one.  This person will stay in the role she is in because she has worked...

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Grinders and Go Getters

This employee retention speaker and employee retention author sees employees falling into two categories, grinders or go getters.  Some people have a little of both but tend to lean towards one or the other.  Grinders are those people that come in and do a solid...

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Do Your Company’s Values Drive Employee Retention

When working as an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer with a hospital client recently, I was incredibly impressed with their value system.  The most impressive thing was that it was short and sweet.  There was no bullshit built into it that often comes...

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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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