Fear…A Retention Nightmare

In the past several weeks, managers I work with have told me that people in their organizations are still fearful despite the fact they have seen an improvement in business in the last year. So what is driving this fear? Fear results primarily from...

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Negativity…Deal With It

Unfortunately, society keeps telling people that management is all screwed up and doesn’t care. Your people are bombarded with movies like “Office Space,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” and comic strips like “Dilbert” that depict management in a negative light. As a manager it is a...

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No Negativity

As I speak to more and more groups about retention, I hear about the issue of negativity in organizations. This is particularly the case as we remain in a “less than robust” economy. Negativity is becoming more and more of an issue as...

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See the good in candidates

As my son was applying to colleges, I was amazed (but not really) at how colleges seem to be looking for reasons to reject people. Then I realized that’s not a lot different from companies that pick at the tiniest thing about a candidate...

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Hire the Right People

Face it…hiring is often done when someone quits and the organization is under the gun to replace a person quickly because organizations no longer carry excess people. With no fat to pick up the slack, managers rush to get a “body” to fill a...

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Indecisiveness kills…not speed

Indecisiveness kills…not speed …at least when it comes to competing for the BEST candidates. In the last article two articles I talked about how little things make a difference to candidates and how they perceive the organization. This week I want to sound...

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Anyone Can Recruit…Sequel #2

Time kills all deals! The same is true in recruiting. The longer you wait the greater the likelihood that the candidate will have found another job or lost interest…because they figure you have lost interest. The key is to get the candidates...

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