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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You’re Not Focused

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention expert, I hear managers complain constantly about how hard it is to find people in this economy.  Well, no kidding.  And if you think it is bad now wait until the economy really heats up.  What the...

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Are Exit Interviews Worthless?

One of the advantages I have as an employee retention expert and an employee retention trainer is that I am also a “headhunter.”  I learned many of my employee retention skills from my days in the trenches as a human resource professional but I refined...

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Once they post…they are gone!

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention expert, I tell my clients that once a person posts their resume, it is only a matter of time before they quit.  When an employee gets to the point of taking the step of redoing their resume...

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If You Lose One…You will Lose Several

You have all heard the expression that bad things happen in threes. As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I tell my audiences that if you lose one person, chances are that you will lose two or three.  Is it just bad luck...

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Put it on the Calendar

When working as an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I constantly talk about the importance of regular visibility in the cube factory, the floors of the hospital or the factory floor.  Visibility is crucial for so many reasons.  This is how you get...

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