The Machine Will Interview You Now

Recently, a colleague of mine told me how she was required to fill out an online job application and then was told to expect a call for an interview.  What she got was an interview by a machine.  She was told to give a response...

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There’s Nothing Like a Card

As an employee retention speaker, I tell my audiences that one thing virtually every employee likes is getting a birthday card or a card on their work anniversary with the company.  Not some stock “Happy Birthday” card but a short-handwritten note from the president, plant...

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Truth…Can You Handle the Truth?

We have all heard the famous line from the movie A Few Good Men when Jack Nicholson tells Tom Cruise, “Truth…You can’t handle the truth!”   The question is; can you as a leader handle the truth.  Unfortunately, as an employee retention speaker and employee retention...

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If it Feels Good Don’t Do It

There are times when working as an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer that I am working with leaders on how to drive employee retention that I get questions about dealing with problem people.  As I talk with the leaders, it becomes very evident...

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There Are No Bad People

“There are no bad people…only bad leaders.”  I heard that from my drill sergeant in basic training.  Fortunately, he was not talking to me at the time but it has stuck with me for decades and served me well as an HR professional when I...

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Wake Up Quickly…Or Else

When reading an article in the Wall Street Journal from this past week about how unemployment is at its lowest rate since 1996 and how companies need to focus on keeping people, this employee retention speaker and employee retention author thought about how many organizations...

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Build a Value System of C.R.A.P.

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention expert, I talk about giving your employees C.R.A.P. all the time.  C.R.A.P. should be part of any organizational value system.  I always look at are the value system of an organization.  Then I ask questions about the...

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Killing Loyalty

When this employee retention speaker recently read a Wall Street Journal article on IBM’s move to bring it’s remote employees back into the office because it would improve collaboration, my initial reaction was “yeah right!”  I don’t believe for a minute that it was due...

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