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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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Every organization has things that happen that fall into each of the categories.  Yet, as an employee retention speaker and employee retention expert, I see organizations either sugar coating information or being incredibly negative and only telling people the bad things. We need to be...

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Stop Being So Cheap

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention expert, I tell audiences and clients to stop being so cheap all the time.  I see clients who lose people in the same positions over and over and over again because of money.  This is especially the...

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If You Want the Big Bucks

A former boss of mine was recently talking to me about a conversation he had with his millennial daughter who has been in her career for a few years.  She was offered two potential roles in the organization she is with and one pays quite...

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My Boss Didn’t Talk to me this Week…I Quit

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention expert, I hear all sorts of bizarre comments that employees make. Some people probably like it if their boss doesn’t talk to them for a week…but not most employees. People crave that interaction that comes from you...

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Sales are down…Cut Training

What’s the first thing that goes when we have to cut costs?  Training.  It has been like that for the past 30+ years.  Every time things slow, training goes first.  That is the last thing that should go.   Slow times are great times to enhance...

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