Rants and Employee Retention

When working as an HR executive and now as an employee retention speaker, I see how volatile leaders destroy employee retention.  There’s no doubt about.  A volatile leader scares people because they don’t know how the person is going to react at any given moment...

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You’re Worthless

Recently, I got a call from a person that had heard me when I was working as an employee retention speaker.  She said that they had a new manager who since coming on board has had people transfer out of their department, take early retirement...

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The Good Old Newsletter

When working as an employee retention speaker, I was discussing the fundamental nature of communication and one audience member said, “I like getting the newsletter.”   When asked why, he said the newsletter was something special.  It talked about the people, events and yet still had...

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Values Matter

Recently, while working as an employee retention speaker, I was reviewing the published values of an organization that I was preparing to speak at.  They were impressive in their simplicity.  Many value systems I see go on and on and on so they lose the...

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You WILL be Engaged

Recently at an event where I was working as an employee retention speaker, an audience member came up to me and quietly asked for a minute of my time.  I sensed something was up so I stepped aside and she proceeded to tell me that...

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It’s Check In Time

Onboarding has become a bigger and bigger thing in most organizations now that they realize the first 30 days is crucial to the retention of new people in the organization.  As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I recommend regular “check ins” with...

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Give them “Stuff”

As an employee retention expert and employee retention speaker, I am a huge proponent of giving away free clothing, gear and other “stuff” to your employees.  I have seen the impact that free “stuff” has on the loyalty of people.  In one organization that I...

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This Bathroom’s Filthy

When at a business selecting some building materials for a remodeling job at my house, I was in the shop looking at materials and had to go to the bathroom.  I noticed the men’s room and asked if I could use it and was told...

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Where’s Your Employee Retention Plan?

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention expert, the groups I often talk with say, “What you’re talking about are basics.  We are already doing them.”  Yet, they have a significant amount of turnover.  When I probe deeper, it becomes evident that they are...

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