High Maintenance Employees…Are They Worth It?

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, this question is posed to me all the time. My response. Get used to it. Unfortunately, most people ARE high maintenance. People need to hear that they are doing a good job. That’s today’s reality. Things are...

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30% Solution

As an employee retention expert, I have seen the statistic numerous times that 30% of the people make the decision to leave their employer in the first 30 days of their employment with an employer. They may not leave but they make the decision they...

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Death March or Orientation?

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention expert, I talk about how crucial the first 30 days is in the employee retention process. Statistically, 30% of the people make the decision to stay or leave in the first 30 days. They might not leave...

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Don’t Badmouth the Departing

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I regularly hear employee retention horror stories. One of the dumbest ones I heard recently is how the boss was badmouthing the person who was leaving. To what purpose? From an employee retention strategies perspective, this...

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Ooops…we forgot to post the job!

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I recommend to my audiences and clients that they always post jobs so that internal applicants can apply for the positions because growth is a key weapon in your employee retention strategies. People want to advance...

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Are You Scared to Death?

If you are not scared to death as a CEO, general manager or plant manager about the impending labor shortage; you should be! Bottom line…the baby boomers did not have enough kids. Even with the tepid economy we are seeing it talent is already in...

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Have the Retirement Discussion

One of the best ways to improve your employee retention strategies is to promote from within. Because growth is one of the most important elements in driving employee retention, you need to capitalize on retirements as a way to promote from within and provide growth...

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Help them Grow or Watch them Go!

As an employee retention speaker, I tell my audiences that a lack of professional growth and career development is one of the biggest reasons why people leave an organization. After one of my speeches, an audience member came up and told me she had just...

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You’re ok…but we might find someone better

When working as an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I hear from people all the time about how organizations regularly shoot themselves in the foot when it comes to their employee retention strategies. Recently, one of my readers called and told me how...

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