Think like an Employee

Early in my career, I learned that if you wanted to know how people would react to a policy, a piece of communication etc. the key was to think like an employee. Now, as an employee retention speaker and employee retention expert, I give that...

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Tuition Assistance…Your Best Employee Retention Bargain

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention expert, I love tuition assistance. Tuition assistance is the best bargain that an organization can find yet organizations are so cheap and restrictive when it comes to people using it. In one breath we say we want...

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Your Jobs are Secure…for now!

Recently, when working as an employee retention speaker, one of my audience members mentioned that the CEO at their company gathered everyone in the company together and said to them, “Your jobs are secure…for now.” Then he proceeded to rip into them for the fact...

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Hire Old People

As my colleague Randy Wilinski (who I affectionately call “the kid”) and I were presenting our new program Making Millennials Great, Randy said, “the best way to solve your employee retention problems with young people is to hire old people.” I knew he was joking...

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Civility is about Leadership

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention expert, I talk to my clients and participants in my programs about civility all the time. Bottom line…it is disappearing from the workplace like it is disappearing from everyday life. It’s tough to do something about incivility...

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Shut Down the Grapevine

When was the last time you heard anything positive come out of the grapevine? Never! The grapevine is a driver of speculation, innuendo and rumors. None of those are positives when it comes to your employee retention strategies. When working as an employee retention trainer...

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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 with one paying quite a bit more...

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It’s Simple…Not Easy

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, people regularly call me to talk, and sometimes lament, what they must go through to keep people. But, as I tell them, employee retention is simple, not easy! If it were easy, then there would not...

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High Maintenance Employees…Are They Worth It?

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, this question is posed to me all the time. My response. Get used to it. Unfortunately, most people ARE high maintenance. People need to hear that they are doing a good job. That’s today’s reality. Things are...

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