6 Ways to do your Part in Employee Retention

You will drive yourself crazy looking at the turnover in your organization and wondering what the organization is doing wrong.  Forget about the rest of the organization!  Concentrate on your sphere of influence regardless of size and create your own little island within the organization...

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Professional Growth plays a role in Employee Retention

Employees generally want to grow.  At least most to at least.  Professional growth can take on many different forms but for most employees it is a must have.  Growth tends to be at the heart of any employee retention strategy. Professional growth is the most important...

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Loosen the Reins

I was having coffee with a friend who mentioned that they were in a staff meeting and he requested that they be allowed to access the building at least 15 minutes prior to the start of their shift so they could be ready to work...

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The Boss as Mentor

The boss as a mentor is a crucial aspect of the growth of any employee. As I always emphasize…the ultimate responsibility for development of an employee lies with the employee themselves. That being said…the boss who is a mentor can take that development to...

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Continual Training…Continual Growth

Who should be responsible for the training and growth of an employee? Ultimately… the responsibility lies with the employee. But, it also lies with several others as well. The immediate supervisor and the organization itself also have an obligation to provide opportunities...

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Recruitment Strategies…What’s in a Resume

To some organizations…everything! Ironically, I see hiring managers who take only seconds to glance through a resume and then pick it apart. I hear from managers that the person doesn’t have a particular skill because the buzz words are not listed in it...

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Performance is a Function of Leadership

When I hear leaders talk about the poor performance of people on their team I like to listen closely. What I generally hear is a lot of blame because “they don’t care,” “they have no work ethic,” “they haven’t learned the system,” and...

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