No Layoffs Here

Many people ask me when I am working as an employee retention speaker or employee retention trainer what, more than anything, has killed employee loyalty and what can they do to improve their employee retention strategies.  That is a tough one because there are so...

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Treat Me Like an Owner

When working as an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I often hear entrepreneurs say, “I wish I had people that were as passionate about their job as me.”  My questions to them center around whether or not they treat their people like they...

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Trust But Verify

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention consultant, I am a huge believer in talking to people and hearing what they are thinking in real time.  That’s the best way to stay on top of issues and to make sure that things are not...

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Stay in Touch

As I tell people when working as an employee retention speaker or employee retention trainer, employee retention is not over when someone leaves the organization.  Part of your employee retention strategies should be to stay in touch with that person even after they have left...

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Put it On the Calendar

All too often I hear participants complain at my employee retention and employee engagement workshops that they don’t have the time to get out of their office and to wander around to talk to people.  As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I...

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Celebrate Success

When working as an employee retention speaker recently, I asked the leaders in a company if the organization was successful.  They looked at each other thinking it was a trick question.  Then one participants said “yeah, we are.”  I proceeded to ask him, “If that...

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Are You Clueless?

When performing an employee retention strategies workshop recently as an employee retention speaker, a supervisor mentioned that in the company engagement study one of the comments described him as “clueless” and he was hurt by that comment.  I asked to look at the engagement study...

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Engagement Studies…Are they Worth It?

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I see the good and bad in engagement studies.  As a data driven person, I tend to like them because they are another data point that enables an organization to get a clearer picture of what...

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Just Fire One Bad Apple

Before I became an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I spent over 25 years in the human resources profession.  I was fortunate to have worked with some incredible human resource executives as mentors but also for mentors that were in operations.  The different...

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