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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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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