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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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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