Discipline Improves Employee Retention

Many leaders see discipline as punishment for some mistake or error that an employee has made and that it is a "necessary evil" that they is simply a part of their job. We need to shift that mind set because when we do, discipline...

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Your New Year’s Employee Retention Resolution

The New Year is upon us. As individuals we make resolutions.  As organizations we establish "goals and "metrics."  Time to get back to work and to gear up to hit the “metrics” that every organization seems to have established for every department a company. But what...

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Do perks REALLY improve employee retention?

Is Laundry Service helping your employee retention? As organizations attempt to find new and creative ways to retain employees, we have seen a proliferation in such things as laundry service and other "unique" perks.  Do these things really work or are they simply gimmicks that distract...

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How Good is your Employee Retention?

Do you even know how good your retention is? Or are you just guessing? If you don't have any idea, how can you determine those areas to target to improve.  Measuring is the first step in your ability to drive down your turnover.  It is a...

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Fire Your Slugs!

Ever have an employee who was sucking the energy out of your organization? Don't feel bad.  This is a pretty common occurrence in most organizations.  Think about these questions: What is the dollar impact on your organization? Why are you tolerating this? How is it affecting other people in...

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It’s Not About the Money

Don’t get me wrong. Pay is important. Most of us are not independently wealthy and don’t work because of altruism. Studies that have been conducted since the beginning of time all bear this out. In most cases money will fall anywhere between #3 and #6...

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Boss Communication Drives Employee Retention

My Boss Never Talks to Me! I hear that one all the time from candidates who I am recruiting for job openings.  It is staggering the number of bosses that simply do not talk to their people.  From the standpoint of running the organization well it...

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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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