Expect Greatness

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I hear regular complaints from my clients about the caliber of employees they are getting as the unemployment rate continues to plunge to a level not seen since 1968.  I remember starting in HR in 1979. ...

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Go Big or Go Home

This employee retention speaker and employee retention author is also a regular CrossFit participant.  The CrossFit gym I go to has a sign that says “Go Big or Go Home” by the door.  That is the attitude we need to have when it comes to...

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Why does not Sharing Information Hurt Employee Retention

I don't trust you! I don't care about you! Those are two of the perceptions that employees have when you do not share information about what is happening in the organization. This can be a very dangerous employee retention message. Watch Why does NOT Sharing Information...

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Show them the Dollar Bill

As an HR leader, one of the simplest yet impressive learning tools I ever saw was showing employees a dollar bill.  We had a CFO that used to have a picture of a huge dollar bill that he used as a visual during our all...

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Employee Involvement is the Answer

As an HR leader, I came up during a period of time that employee involvement in quality was starting to take hold.  We were running task forces and problem-solving teams in order to primarily deal with issues of quality but also got into the areas...

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Want the Best for Your People

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I have come to realize that one of the key ingredients in building loyalty is that you have to want the best for people.  This has always been a factor but has become one even more...

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Loyalty Under Siege

Everyone bemoans the loss of employee loyalty and loyalty in general.  Employees complain companies aren’t loyal and companies complain employees aren’t loyal.  It’s no wonder after this employee retention speaker and employee retention author saw a Wall Street Journal article on “Smart Ways to Switch...

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The Need for Empathy

This employee retention speaker and employee retention author recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal titled “Is the Office any Place for Empathy.”  Essentially, it was about a human resource person who was fired because she had too much empathy for people.  I...

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Rationalizing a Lack of Employee Loyalty

This employee retention speaker and employee retention author likes to get up early every morning and either hit the CrossFit gym or sit in front of the fireplace and read about employee retention.  Going to the gym is healthier and far less frustrating!  It is...

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