Google vs. Wisdom

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I am a huge advocate of mentoring programs to help grow and keep people in an organization.  Growing talent not only improves their value to the organization it also is a key factor that people look...

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PayPal Has It Right

This employee retention speaker and employee retention author, recently read a December 28, 2017 article in the WSJ titles “Employee Mentorship Gets Reboot.”  The article is about how PayPal has taken a look at their mentorship program and, in particular, how they have looked at...

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I Want More Vacation

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author I hear the comment, “I want more vacation” as a regular mantra from employees.  I also hear it from managers and supervisors as well.  Everyone wants more vacation.  I can understand why.  One of the things...

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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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