Take this job and SHOVE IT!

  How many times would you have LOVED to say that as you were "walkin' out the door?"  People feel like that quite often but aren't going to say it because they don't want to burn any bridges.  This hurts the quality of your exit interviews...

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Fear Devastates Employee Retention

"We have nothing to fear but fear itself" FDR I often wonder if CEOs understand what fear can do to employee retention and what happens when it takes hold.  Are most oblivious when fear exists in their organization?  Are managers aware of the impact fear has on...

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Train Your Leaders for Employee Retention Results

75% of the people say the worst thing about their job is their boss! I find it hard to believe that 75% of the bosses want to be lousy bosses.  Unfortunately, in most cases we throw them into leadership roles and they either sink or swim as...

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Different Personalities Impact Employee Retention

Wouldn't it be easy to deal with people if they all thought alike, had the same motivations and viewed the organization the same way? We could then design ONE retention plan, put it into place and life would be good! Instead, leaders are face with a...

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Communication is the Heart of Employee Retention

Communication has a number or major benefits to an organization. Employees want to know how the organization is doing.  It makes them feel as if they are a part of the organization.  Besides, if you don't talk to people how can you get to know them and what...

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Frustration is Killing Your Employee Retention

People are frustrated.  People are tired.  People are fed up.  In 30 years of human resources I have never seen it like this before.  Although companies have added a few of the positions back that they cut during the worst of the recession in 2009, they...

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3 Results of Inconsistent Expectations

The only thing that drives an employee crazier than not knowing what is expected of them is when the expectations keep changing constantly.   The employee is trying to hit a moving target.  Rarely is the issue one of “poor communication” because after the boss and...

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Supervisors and Managers ARE Employee Retention

75 % of people say the worst thing about their job is their boss  That is a stinging indictment of management today.  I have always contended that most people do not retire because they want to.  They retire because they get tired of all the “nonsense”...

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R*E*S*P*E*C*T and Dignity

The president of the company walks by an employee in the hallway and doesn't acknowledge the employee as he walks by him. A supervisor snaps at one of her people instead of asking for something in a civil tone. A manager yells at an...

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