Your Opinion Matters…Not Really

This employee retention speaker and employee retention author is aghast when he hears about bosses that ask for their people’s opinion and then ignore what they have to say.  Employees get real angry when they have a boss like this.  Every time the boss asks...

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People…a Matter of Survival…not a Luxury

This employee retention speaker and employee retention author remembers one of his first bosses telling him that keeping good people was a matter of survival…not a luxury.  We used to hire 300-500 seasonal employees a year to process the crop that was harvested by our...

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Don’t Ignore the Data

To this employee retention speaker and employee retention author, data is king.  I love data.  Coming out of a manufacturing environment we used data as factual evidence that we were doing well or struggling with a variety of metrics that we needed in order to...

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It’s about Community

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I am always looking for that one special thing that can put my clients and audience participants over the top when it comes to their employee retention strategies.  Just this past week, I was at my...

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Budget for Appreciation

It seems we budget for everything.  Yet we rarely seem to budget for appreciation when, in fact, showing appreciation is one of the biggest things we can do to get people fired up, keep them more positive and celebrate the successes we have.  As an...

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Know Your People

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I recommend to my audiences and to my client companies that their supervisors and managers know their employees.  It is an important part of the C.R.A.P. philosophy (Caring, Respect, Appreciation and Praise) that they know personal...

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Tell Your People You have a Problem…then Shut up and Listen

This employee retention speaker and employee retention author has found an incredible solution to employee retention issues in an organization.  Tell your employees you have a problem with employee retention, then shut up and let them tell you what they think the problem is.  It’s...

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Thrown Under the Bus

Having spent 25 years as a human resources leader in industry before becoming an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I know what it’s like to be thrown under the bus in a meeting.  You can just feel the tire treads just rolling over...

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Your Too Valuable Where You Are

What?  Did I hear that comment correctly?  An employer telling a top-notch employer that they can’t expand a person’s role to give them more complex duties because they are too valuable for the role they are in.  Why don’t they just tell the person to...

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