Building a Culture of Employee Retention

The other day I was talking with one of the coaches at the CrossFit gym I belong to about why Crossfit is different than other types of gyms and, as an employee retention expert, it got me thinking about why some organizations are great at...

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Employee Retention Power Comes from the Middle

75 % of people say the worst thing about their job is their boss.  That is a stinging indictment of management today.  I tell this to my audiences all the time as an employee retention speaker.  I have always contended that most people do not...

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Instilling Wisdom in The Workforce

I have talked about the demise of the mentor as an employee retention speaker and as an employee retention trainer.  This has hurt our ability to pass along wisdom and knowledge that is required to build a healthy organization that does the right thing and...

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It’s a New Age

When I am working as an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I often hear from my C.R.A.P Retention workshop participants about how the new generation is on their phone all the time, that they don’t want to work, etc., etc., etc.  Well….deal with...

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More Food the Better

As an HR professional and now as an employee retention speaker, I always argued for food…and drink.  The more food the better to drive employee retention strategies.  I always knew food brought us together as an organization but then I got reading an article in...

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Common Courtesies

As an employee retention speaker, the toughest groups I have to address are senior level leaders when I speak about the area of respect.  That is because when it comes to not giving people proper respect, I find the worst offenders are VP’s, Presidents, General...

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Elevate Your Game…or Close Your Door

The employment market is going to get ugly in the next 10 years.  Heck…it doesn’t look that good right now for that matter!  Employers are struggling to find the talent they need to run their businesses.  This applies to carpenters, to machinists, to software developers,...

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Employee Retention…it’s Only Logical

While conducting a recent webinar as an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I mentioned that we have to be logical about employee retention and think like an employee. When it comes to employee retention strategies, the logical thing for leaders to do would...

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Attitudes Can’t Be Trained…Or Can They?

Attitudes can’t be trained.  We hear that all the time which is why it makes sense to hire a person who is a good “fit” for the job.  As an employee retention expert, I agree that it certainly makes it a lot easier if you...

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