Drop by Drop

As an employee retention speaker, I recently presented to a group of small business owners who all had less than 30 employees.  Small employers face a unique challenge when it comes to employee retention.  After the program, one owner of a company came up and...

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Is your EAP on the right track?

When working as an employee retention speaker, I am emphatic about also having an EAP (Employee Assistance Program) that works well.  That means it goes beyond just being some “800” number that people call into and get passed on to some provider that nobody has...

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Be an Employee Retention Magnet

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I tell managers how you treat your people has more to do with employee retention strategies than anything else in the organization.  You have seen it yourself in organizations you have worked in.  Certain managers tend...

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Values Drive Employee Retention

If you’re senior management, you need to take a look at all the leaders in your organization as well as yourself.   Leaders need to have the skills and value systems required to sustain an organization into the next generation because to the people that work...

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Give me an “A”

As an employee retention speaker and author, I always talk about giving your people C.R.A.P.  One of the elements of C.R.A.P. is appreciation.  Showing appreciation for a job well done is one of the main things a boss can do for their people.  An acknowledgement...

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Treat Departing Employees with Dignity

As an employee retention expert, I tell organizations I am consulting with they should ask themselves to ask this question.  How do you treat people when they resign to take another job?  This sends a powerful message to everyone else in the organization about whether...

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Appreciation Works

Often we take people for granted.  As an employee retention speaker, I tell my audiences that 50% of the people in this country feel unappreciated at work.  50%...

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Redefining Orientation

Onboarding.  This is a term I hear being used more and more and I am trying to figure out what exactly it is.  It is not in the dictionary when I looked it up and no one ever really defines it in any of the...

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Are You a Class Act?

As an employee retention speaker, I tell my audiences respect is one area a leader has total control over.  Your boss may be a jerk or you may work in an organization that doesn’t value people at the level it should.  That doesn’t mean that...

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