Sharing a Meal with a Candidate

To eat or not to eat, that is the question.  As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, in one of my “Give Your Employees C.R.A.P….and 7 Other Secrets to Employee Retention” workshops, one of the participants felt that having a meal with the...

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Mentors Improve Employee Retention

As an employee retention speaker, I tell my audiences the boss as a mentor is a crucial aspect of their employee retention strategies.  The ultimate responsibility for development of an employee lies with the employee themselves.  That being said, the boss who is a mentor...

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Toxic Bosses…Are They Undermining Your Employee Retention?

The number of organizations that tolerate toxic bosses and, in many cases, reward them is almost mind boggling.  As an employee retention speaker, I regularly hear from my audience members about bosses that berate them in public, question everything they do, and are just generally...

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Details Matter When Recruiting

As an employee retention expert, I can tell you that, “It’s the little things that count” when it comes to employee retention. The same is true in recruiting.  Candidates notice the little things and are assessing the employer through the entire process.  These same candidates...

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Using Assessment Tools Across All Positions

Some organizations hesitate to use assessment tools across all of their positions in the organization.  As a “headhunter” and employee retention trainer, my question is: Why?  If you don’t use the tools across the whole organization you short change yourself by not having valuable insight,...

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Dig Beyond the Surface of a Resume when Recruiting

To some organizations what they see in the first glimpse at a resume is everything!  Ironically, I see hiring managers who take only seconds to glance through a resume and then pick it apart.  Managers throw out resumes for reasons like: The person doesn't have a particular skill...

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Fear…A Retention Nightmare

While working as an employee retention speaker and trainer, I have been told by leaders I work with that they sense employees in their organizations are still fearful despite the fact they have seen an improvement in business in the lasts several year. So what...

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Look at the Candidate’s Strengths when Recruiting

I am amazed (but not really) at how some organizations seem to be looking for reasons to reject people.   Companies will pick the tiniest thing about a candidate to reject them when they had an otherwise excellent background. Unfortunately, I think it has gotten worse in...

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