Promotion without a Pay Raise

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I see a lot.  I also see a lot that simply amazes me.  One of the things I just saw was an article in the Wall Street Journal that stated that 39% of employers hand our...

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Don’t Wait for a Slow Down…Deal with Your Problems

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I recommend that when times slow a bit that organizations hold onto their people.  In the labor market like we have, the ability to cycle people in and out is getting harder and harder.  You can...

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Transparency or Avoidance

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I am always looking for a better way to drive communication and build a culture that fosters employee retention.  This morning, I read an article about a new software being used in high tech that is...

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Loyalty is a Two-Way Street

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I hear the comment from employers that “people aren’t loyal anymore like they used to be.”  True.  But neither are organizations.  I remember growing up when my dad worked for one of the Big 3 automotive...

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Address Your Problematic Leaders

As a retention speaker and retention trainer, all too often I work with organizations that have pretty solid employee retention across the organization.  Then, you look at one department, on one shift and it’s a revolving door.  Everything else the organization has in place from...

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You’ll Like it Here

This employee retention speaker and employee retention author was visiting a facility and had the chance to talk to the new purchasing manager who had started only two days prior.  I asked how it was going so far and she just gushed praise on the...

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It’s Not About Ping Pong

Just last week this employee retention speaker and employee retention author had the opportunity to visit one of my foundry clients.  The VP of Operations and I went for a tour of the facility as I wanted to see some of the new equipment they...

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Spread the C.R.A.P. Around

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I am always looking for C.R.A.P. (Caring, Respect, Appreciation and Praise) success stories.  In my programs, my real goal is to spread the C.R.A.P. around.  I am trying to start a movement of C.R.A.P. if that...

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Take a Good Hard Look at Yourself

Taking a good hard look at yourself.  Doing that is really tough.  Trust me.  As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I speak to groups and facilitate workshops all the time.  The toughest part of these events is waiting to hear the feedback. ...

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