Are you as Regular as Milk of Magnesia?

No…this blog is not about what you might be thinking.  It is about how often you take a stroll through your facility as part of your employee retention strategies.  Regular is good…in more ways than one!  As an employee retention speaker and employee retention expert,...

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No Silver Bullet

Recently, I was talking with an HR Manager who has had some outstanding success lowering her turnover from 30% to 10%.  As an employee retention speaker and employee retention expert, I am love hearing about organizations that have success.   When I asked her about what...

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Be Honest…Please

Part of the fun part of being an employee retention speaker and employee retention expert is that I get to travel and sit in airports…yeah right!  Even if you can get some work done it tends to be rather tedious and boring BUT, on occasion,...

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Bring out the Best in Them

As a former wrestling coach and as an employee retention expert, I believe that people, particularly young people, have to be coached.  People can sometimes be their best without being coached, but not usually.  That is why sports teams have had coaches forever.  Yet, as...

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What’s a Stroll?

Yesterday, while working with an organization as an employee retention trainer and employee retention expert, the discussion came up about taking a stroll through the facility.  The HR Director mentioned that just the other day, someone on the plant floor mentioned that they are reluctant...

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Changing of the Guard

As an employee retention speaker and as a “headhunter,” I hear some amazing things about how bosses mistreat their people and how organizations put up with these toxic bosses.  As a “headhunter” that mistreatment usually makes it so easy to steal talent for my clients. ...

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Check the Pulse

As employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I tell people I am working with that going for a morning stroll through the facility is not enough.  Strolling is great because people can see you are out there and that by itself is important.  But...

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Deal with Chronic Complainers

Most organizations have some chronic complainers.  So, why do we put up with them?  Beats me because usually, they are not top performers.  As an HR Director and now as an employee retention speaker, I often see organizations that are unwilling to address these people. ...

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Stop Shotgun Communication

It always amazes me as an employee retention speaker when audiences tell me how their organizations strategize about sales, production and quality but when it comes to communication there is no cohesive strategy at all. Or better yet, they strategize on shareholder communication but don’t...

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