Wrestling with Employee Retention

While at the WI State Wrestling Tournament last week, I noticed that there was nothing flashy about the guys that were winning. They tended to stick to the fundamentals and do them VERY well. Guys would have a good takedown, a go-to pinning...

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Bullying Kills Morale and drives Employee Turnover

Recently a friend of mine got caught up in a re-organization and was given a new boss.  Immediately, the new boss began to question everything she was doing…and not in a manner conducive to understanding the job but to intimidate the employee.  Then the manager...

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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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