Bonuses, Pay Raises and C.R.A.P.

I was reading an article in the Wall Street Journal about the recent flood of pay raises, bonuses and other increases in compensation that companies have been giving to their employees after the recent tax cut was announced.  As an employee retention speaker and employee...

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The Real Deal

One of the things I get to do as an employee retention speaker and employee retention author is meet a lot of great people.  For those of you who may not know, I started my business 12 years ago as a “headhunter.”  I still do...

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Google vs. Wisdom

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I am a huge advocate of mentoring programs to help grow and keep people in an organization.  Growing talent not only improves their value to the organization it also is a key factor that people look...

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PayPal Has It Right

This employee retention speaker and employee retention author, recently read a December 28, 2017 article in the WSJ titles “Employee Mentorship Gets Reboot.”  The article is about how PayPal has taken a look at their mentorship program and, in particular, how they have looked at...

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I Want More Vacation

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author I hear the comment, “I want more vacation” as a regular mantra from employees.  I also hear it from managers and supervisors as well.  Everyone wants more vacation.  I can understand why.  One of the things...

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The Job’s Boring But I Like my Co-Workers

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I hear these two comments used together quite often.  It is both an indictment of employers and a compliment rolled into one.  This person will stay in the role she is in because she has worked...

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Grinders and Go Getters

This employee retention speaker and employee retention author sees employees falling into two categories, grinders or go getters.  Some people have a little of both but tend to lean towards one or the other.  Grinders are those people that come in and do a solid...

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Do Your Company’s Values Drive Employee Retention

When working as an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer with a hospital client recently, I was incredibly impressed with their value system.  The most impressive thing was that it was short and sweet.  There was no bullshit built into it that often comes...

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They’re Not Bodies…They’re People

They’re not bodies…they’re people.  I remember working for a president of a company years before I became an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer.  He used to rip his management team for their choice of words when working with people.  He used to say,...

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